Labor unions monitoring working conditions on the set following reports of exhaustion from cast and crew.
By Kara Warner
Lindsay Lohan as Liz Taylor
It’s been written many times before, but Lindsay Lohan just can’t seem to catch a break. The latest hiccup for the problem-plagued actress involves an on-set investigation of “Liz & Dick,” the Lifetime movie in which Lohan is playing a young Elizabeth Taylor.
According to the Wrap, the production is currently under investigation by the labor organizations International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and the actors’ union SAG-AFTRA, after multiple reports surfaced of both the cast and crew suffering from exhaustion. One of those reports stemmed from Lohan being found unconscious in her hotel room and rushed to the hospital last Friday (June 15).
“The IATSE is on top of the situation on the set of Lifetime’s ‘Liz & Dick.’ We have had union representatives on the set since last Friday and will continue to monitor the hours and working conditions there,” IATSE division director of motion picture and television Mike Miller told the Wrap. “We take very seriously the safety and wellbeing of our crews, and are dedicated to seeing that they are protected from hazardous working conditions.”
A spokeswoman for SAG-AFTRA issued a similar statement about investigating the working conditions on the film’s set.
“We have thoroughly investigated this matter and our business representatives have visited, and will continue to visit, the set of ‘Liz & Dick,’ ” the SAG-AFTRA rep said. “We have spoken with representatives from the company and they are fully aware of their contractual obligations. We will ensure that all applicable penalties will be paid.”
Lohan seemed to make light of the situation via Twitter on Saturday when she issued a very public “note to self.”
“Note to self. After working 85hours in 4days, and being up all night shooting, be very aware that you might pass out from exhaustion & 7 paramedics MIGHT show up @ your door,” she tweeted. “Hopefully theyre cute. Otherwise it would be a real let down.”