Over the weekend, word got out in the press that paramedics had rushed to Lindsay Lohan's hotel room when staff determined she was unresponsive. On Twitter later, she said she'd been working 85 hours straight, which has prompted two inquiries by major Hollywood unions.
The Hollywood Reporter notes that production on the Lifetime biopic “Liz & Dick” could actually be in danger of being shut down because Lohan tweeted about being overworked.
Her excuse for the need of paramedics to break down her door to see that she was ok was that she'd been working for 85 hours non-stop and simply fell asleep – or passed out, more likely.
Two other crewmembers were hospitalized for the same reason, reports online indicate, which could mean that, indeed, production on the biopic is too much to take.
“Two prominent Hollywood unions are investigating the Lifetime movie Liz & Dick, The Hollywood Reporter has learned, with the moves coming in the wake of reports over the weekend that star Lindsay Lohan suffered from 'exhaustion and dehydration' from overwork and that two crewmembers went to the hospital for the same reason,” THR writes.
Actors union SAG-AFTRA says in a statement to the same media outlet that an investigation is underway to determine whether production on the film abides by the law and norms.
“We're looking into this matter but can't yet provide any verified information. Our people are on it,” says a spokesperson.
Another major union also confirms that they're conducting inquiries into the situation but, strangely enough, the film's own producer, Larry Thompson, denies having any knowledge about them.
As far as he knows, the production is in total compliance with the norms.
“We have not been contacted by anyone at SAG-AFTRA about any complaint... [or] by anyone at IATSE about any investigation. We are in total compliance with all guild regulations on Liz & Dick,” Thompson says.
It's his word against that of Lohan, her publicist and her attorney, with these 3 all saying the health scare over the weekend was due to the fact that she worked too many hours with no rest at all.
As we also reported
at the time, Lindsay was treated for exhaustion and dehydration on the spot and did not go to the hospital. She was back to work in a matter of hours.