Working With LiLo No Joy: Co-Star

Grant Bowler called it an exercise in 'patience'

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 23, 2012 9:10 AM CST

(Newser) – Lifetime's upcoming Liz & Dick is bad, and the filming of it doesn't sound much better, at least according to "Dick." Grant Bowler played Richard Burton to Lindsay Lohan's Elizabeth Taylor, and he wasn't exactly glowing when asked about the experience by Access Hollywood. "There were exercises in patience and there were exercises in tolerance. I believe it could have been smoother at times, it could have been a lot smoother at times."

The "patience" and "tolerance" apparently stemmed, in part, from the many production delays that occurred due to Lohan. "We certainly took our time in a lot of ways when I would have preferred to be shooting," he said. When the show's host asked if he was mad at times, Bowler replied, "Well, you know, yeah." But, hey, life could be worse, the actor noted: "When I was 18 or 19, I dug ditches on the side of the side of a hill for a living, it’s not as bad as that!" As for what he thinks of the much-derided film, "I'd probably give it a B."

This publicity image released by Lifetime shows Grant Bowler as Richard Burton, left, and Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime Original Movie, "Liz & Dick," premiering Sunday, Nov. 25, at...   (AP Photo/Lifetime, Adam Taylor)
In this Wednesday, May 30, 2012 photo, released by Lifetime Television, actress Lindsay Lohan is seen in her role as Elizabeth Taylor and actor Grant Bowler is seen in his role as Richard Burton.   (AP Photo/Lifetime, Richard McLaren)
This publicity image shows Grant Bowler as Richard Burton, right, and Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime Original Movie, "Liz & Dick," premiering Sunday, Nov. 25, at 9 pm EST.   (AP Photo/Lifetime, Jack Zeman)
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