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Lindsay Lohan Is "Magical" as Elizabeth Taylor, Says Lifetime Exec; He'd "Absolutely" Hire Her Again

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There were various reports that Lindsay Lohan wasn't exactly an exemplary employee on the set of Liz & Dick, the made-for-TV film in which she played Elizabeth Taylor.

But Lifetime's executive vice president of programming, Rob Sharenow, told E! News exclusively that he would "absolutely" hire Lohan again.

"I mean she really delivered," he gushed Wednesday at the premiere of Steel Magnolias in NYC. "I think you'll be very impressed. It's an amazing performance—very compelling. She really inhabits the role in a way that's astonishing."

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And is Lifetime hoping Lohan's embattled personal life will drive up the ratings for Liz & Dick? "Well, there's certainly a fascination with Lindsay," said Sharenow. "And I think there's something kind of magical about her as Elizabeth because there are so many parallels between their lives."

Sharenow said he also wanted to "shout out to Lindsay's costar, Grant Bowler. Their chemistry is palpable." Bowler, of course, played opposite Lindsay as Richard Burton.

Liz & Dick will premiere Nov. 25 on Lifetime.

Check out these pics of Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor!

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