Lindsay Lohan as Victoria Gotti? Why it would work.
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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