Rosie O’Donnell was on the “Today” show this morning, where she was asked to state her opinion on Lindsay Lohan’s casting as Elizabeth Taylor in a Lifetime movie, old news that became official Monday.
“I feel very sorry for her. I think she needs a lot of help. She needs time away,” O’Donnell said before stating that, no, she does not think Lohan should play the legendary actress.
“Because she’s had a lot of trouble doing every single movie, including ‘SNL.’ She was out and not at rehearsal. I think she’s not in a place to work,” she explained, later adding, “I don’t think she’s right for the role and I don’t think she’s capable at this point.”
Needless to say, someone close to Lohan disagreed.
Lohan’s estranged father Michael tweeted, “of ALL people, I can’t believe YOU would judge my daughter or her ability. Second chances aren’t up to you, they’re up to God.”
Lohan has suffered from a number of legal and personal troubles in the past few years, including a struggle with drugs. But the actress’s future has been looking brighter since she (finally) completed her probation for a DUI case in March. She hosted “Saturday Night Live” (to mixed reviews) and will guest star on “Glee.”
The Lohan specific discussion of the “Today” segment begins at the 8 minute mark in the video below. Watch it below.