'Liz and Dick' producer on Lindsay Lohan: 'We had serious challenges to deal with'

By Gina DiFalco,

Lindsay Lohan hasn’t been reported as one of the easiest people to work with throughout the years, but one of the producers on the Lifetime film Liz and Dick is now speaking out about working with the troubled actress.

Larry Thompson appeared at a press conference on Wednesday to promote the film and he told reporters that he took a chance on the actress, who had been battling legal troubles for a few years before attempting a career comeback.

"Producing a movie with Lindsay is not for the faint of heart. I turned 50 shades of white actually during the production,” he said, Hollywood.com reports.

He went on to explain "We had serious challenges to deal with due to her probation and her history. Therefore, we had to make a deal where there were pages and pages of ‘what if' clauses... It was about, ‘What if there is a car accident? What if there is a violation of her probation (and she's) incarcerated?' Those ‘what ifs' were plenty.”

Thompson even admitted that Lohan is probably “the most insured actress who ever walked on a soundstage,” adding they needed to protect themselves.

“We tried to insure ourselves against things that could and, in fact, did happen. I was financially at risk myself. It was a challenge,” he said.

All in all, Thompson said he’s very pleased with her work and that the risk paid off.

“Overall, my gosh, relative to the performance we got and the movie we were able to make because of her, the pain was worth the pleasure. And the audience is going to benefit from the risk we took and the reward that was gained."

Although Lohan recently dropped out of an interview with Barbara Walters, last night she made a surprise appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

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