Lindsay Lohan seems to stir up headlines simply by existing. So, when she hit the set to begin work on the Lifetime drama “Liz & Dick” a rumor began to spread that the actress and her co-star, Grant Bowler, weren’t getting along. But you can’t always believe what you read.
“I thought we worked very well together,” Bowler told MTV News ahead of the film’s premiere on Sunday about the rumor, which was eventually denied by Lohan’s rep and now the actor. “Filmmaking is essentially — and I guess this is what the public doesn’t understand — filmmaking occurs between action and cut. And, at the end of the day that’s the only thing that matters.
“Behind the camera there are a million people running around and there’s a million things going on and some days are easy and fun and some days are difficult,” he continued. “And the only thing that matters, at the end of the day, is what happens between action and cut and in that space there, stuff that occurs between two people between action and cut. It went really, really well.”
Still, it’s hard not to hear the name Lindsay Lohan without thinking about all the tabloid drama that surrounds her. Unless you’re Bowler. “I didn’t think any of that … I wouldn’t have taken the job where I thought we wouldn’t get the film made. That would be frustrating,” he said, explaining that he never questioned Lohan’s commitment to the movie.
Plus, there wasn’t really time for antics. In the end, the film had to get done in three weeks’ time, which is quite impressive given “there was so much detail that had to be honored and two people who were very famous that we had to get close … everybody had their hands full, everybody was concentrating,” he explained.
With only weeks on the schedule to capture the restless spirit of one of the fieriest couples in Hollywood history, it might have fans wondering if Bowler found it hard to pretend to fall for the actress that quickly. “No more, no less,” he said, later adding, “I don’t know why Lindsay would be hung on a cross… Acting is a leap of faith, that’s what you do.”