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Rosie O’Donnell doesn’t think Lindsay Lohan should play Elizabeth Taylor; takes flak for opinion

Lindsay Lohan (Toby Canham/Getty Images)

“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.”

O’Donnell, whose OWN talk show was recently cancelled, replied, “she needs help — nobody around her seems to get that — it’s tragic what has become of her life — work isn’t gonna fix her.”

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.

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