Coloured contact lenses help Lindsay Lohan to transform

Coloured contact lenses help Lindsay Lohan to transform

By Emily Tait

Lindsay Lohan made use of coloured contact lenses to complete the makeover for her new film role, where she plays the part of iconic screen siren Elizabeth Taylor.

The TV film Dick & Liz recounts the turbulent relationship between Elizabeth and Richard Burton, who she married twice, but in order to completely transform, Lohan had to change many aspects of her appearance.

New York Post columnist Cindy Adams revealed the secrets of the process, explaining: "Lindsay's yellow hair, red hair, auburn hair got dyed dark for the film. But what you don't know is, she was fitted with violet-coloured contact lenses."

Another major aspect of the filming was frequent costume changes, with Lohan seen wearing a total of 60 different outfits throughout the 80-minute production in order to accurately portray the stylish Taylor, who died in 2011 at the age of 79.

This is significantly more outfits than Grant Bowler, the actor who plays Burton in the film, though he would have been familiar with the process of wearing contact lenses, having appeared as a werewolf in the supernatural drama True Blood.

by Adrian Galbreth

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