Lindsay Lohan arrived an hour late to the red carpet to celebrate the premiere of 'Liz & Dick' but basked in the media frenzy – saying it felt good to have the focus on her work as an actress.
"It feels great to be on a red carpet for working hard," Lohan said.
Lohan went for an old- Hollywood glamour look in a slinky ivory slip dress, her long hair wavy and parted on the side. Lohan plays screen icon Elizabeth Taylor in the made-for-TV film about her romance with Richard Burton that airs Sunday on Lifetime.
"I wasn't going to let them make the movie without me, first of all," joked Lohan.
"I harassed (executive producer) Larry Thompson. But just because it's such an iconic story of love and defeat, and loving it, and Elizabeth Taylor was such an icon of mine and so many other people's, that it was an important film to depict correctly."
Thompson said the choice became obvious after meeting Lohan.
"She evidenced in her words and looking at me in the eyes that needed it, she could relate to Elizabeth Taylor."