Why should Lindsay Lohan play Victoria Gotti? Just look at this picture.


Image Credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com

Honestly, this picture should just be Lindsay Lohan’s audition tape for Gotti: Three Generations. After all, there’s a lot riding on the actress nabbing the role of Victoria Gotti in the film, starring John Travolta as John Gotti, Sr.: It could just be Lohan’s first post-rehab (and, let’s face it, post-2006) success. (As mentioned at Tuesday’s press conference for the film, Lohan is currently in talks for the role.)

While it’s hard imagining Lohan as Deep Throat‘s Linda Lovelace (a role she lost) or the late Valley of the Dolls actress Sharon Tate (a role that she’s in talks for), Victoria Gotti actually seems like a good fit for Lohan. They both have lived very well-documented, difficult lives. They both have a father who has battled the law. They both have connections to reality shows with uncreative titles (Lohan: Living Lohan, and Gotti: Growing Up Gotti). And, as you can see here, they look eerily similar. (Or, at least, their weaves do.)

Sure, the film may battle credibility criticisms should the producers cast the actress, what with critics and Internet commenters eagerly awaiting a chance to insult anything attached to Lohan (including her clothes). But I say give her a chance: There has to be a reason Gotti herself has handpicked Lohan for the role.

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    • Vince from NYC

      Howard Beach reference?

  • Drew

    As soon as someone makes bad decisions or goes through tough times people seem to immediately claim they never had any talent. Lindsay Lohan IS a good actress who has made some horrific decisions in her life.

    • Dave

      I agree. At some point (once she is actually sober and healthy), I would definitely like to see her resurrect her acting career.

    • Olivya

      I agree with this also. I would love to see her in good projects again.

    • Levi Johnson

      Take in a triple feature of: I Know Who Killed Me, Just My Luck, and Georgia Rules, then tell us again what a “good actress” she is

      • Bristol Myers Palin

        That’s not fair, Levi. She is such a talented actress – watch Freaky Friday & Mean Girls, which came out 10 years ago. The dozen other straight-to-DVD movies she’s done since were just bad decisions.

      • Jessica

        Georgia Rules was a good movie, and she was good in it. Definitely a chick flick, moderately melodramatic in plot and subject matter, but good just the same. I would not lump it in with I Know Who Killed Me or Just My Luck. The kid is talented. I hope she grows up and gets it together.

      • Bristol Myers Palin

        Yes, Jessica is right about Georgia Rules. It is the best chick flick about incest & rape. Hilarious!!! That Lohan is sooo talented!!!

    • Le HIROSHI

      I think LILO is a relatively talented actress as Drew’s just pointed out. But I also think that her performances in both Georgia Rules, and I Know Who Killed Me, are below her own par. I’ve never seen Just My Luck.

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      MEAN GIRLS and FREAKY FRIDAY are fun to watch, and I also enjoyed her performances.

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      @Kate Ward, Thanks for the up. I don’t think it’s fair to compare GOTTI, SR. and LILO’s father over the legal issues – if you know what I mean. And LILO is still relatively young no matter how people are dissin’ her about her looking older than she really is. I’m glad she is in talks; but based on the featured thumbnail on which my comment is based : ), we are seriously in want of a damdimdam GOOD makeup artist, to begin with.

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      But she’s half-Italian half-Irish, not to mention she also looks Italian. So why not, if you could make he look as old as that woman.

  • pete

    well, if the film doesn’t have good enough material to attract an actress better than Lindsay Lohan, at least we know it’s one less film we have to watch.

  • bpp

    It could work.

    I still don’t buy Travolta as Gotti though.

    • Le HIROSHI

      I agree with your second sentence (for now).

  • bob

    yeah but the majority of the public doesn’t think Lindsay can act. horrible casting choice

  • scytherius

    Why would ANYONE consider this bi*** for ANYTHING. So she did a good job in a movie. She is not an amazing actor. She’s alright, but nothing to write home about.

    • Sue1

      Why do YOU find it necessary to call her a bi***? What has she ever done to you? Don’t say waste your time, because you’re reading this by choice.

  • Stacey

    Given she’s still battling the legal system. I am surprised they are taking a chance on her and I am surprised they would be able to insure her to work on the project. Giver her addict issues, and outstanding legal issues. Yes she is doing it probably because she needs the money. But I just don’t have a good feeling about this. She should have laid low for awhile and then come back to work… Throwing her back into work is asking for issues…

  • nunya

    They really do look alike in this photo.

    • Jimmers

      They do look a lot alike. Right down to the vacant expression.

  • mimi

    Has their hair extensions gone public yet. I need to invest!

  • Kurt

    Article: “While it’s hard imagining Lohan as Deep Throat‘s Linda Lovelace”

    Really? It’s hard imagining Lindsay Lohan as a porn star? That seemed like a natural fit to me.

  • Obvs

    For the hair alone, obviously it does!

  • Trixie

    I think Victoria Gotti could play Lindsay Lohan….

    • A


  • Rachel McAdams

    “Sure, the film may battle credibility criticisms…”? Me thinks EW will battle credibility criticisms if you keep publishing articles about talentless “actresses” “in talks” to do straight-to-DVD turds. Giving significance to a casting choice because Victoria Gotti “handpicked” her really quite sad for any entertainment journalist (even TMZ)

  • Ben

    And they are both from extremely trashy, low-class families.

  • larry

    they look nearly the same age

    • Beauty

      So true, I always forget Lindsay is in her young 20’s.

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