What is going on over at Lifetime? Now we have to picture Rob Lowe in the fetal position on the bathroom floor and Courteney Cox weeping with fatigue. Well…we don’t have to picture that, but how could we not after hearing how Lindsay Lohan‘s Liz & Dick movie is allegedly being investigated for possible workplace violations? After Lilo’s deep-sleep-that-maybe-wasn’t-a-deep-sleep-at-all-but-was-bizarre-and-terrifying-either-way, the resignation of two crew members claiming exhaustion and the hospitalization of two other crew members, both the IATSE (the union who represents film technicians and crafts people) and actors union SAG-AFTRA have looked into the production. According to a statement released by SAG-AFTRA ,“all applicable penalties will be paid” if they find a violation. If we were them, we’d check how many hours Lindsay’s wig makers have been working into the night. The human body has its limits, Lifetime!
Fortunately for everyone’s REM cycle, the film only has one week of filming left. In the meantime, “We have had union representatives on the set since last Friday [June 15] and will continue to monitor the hours and working conditions there,” IATSE said in a statement. We’re not really surprised by this turn of events, seeing as how last week Lindsay tweeted, “Note to self.. After working 85hours in 4days, and being up all night shooting, be very aware that you might pass out from exhaustion.” 85 hours in 4 days? How is that even possible? Unless there’s a scene where Elizabeth Taylor goes completely insane from lack of sleep, we don’t see how running everyone into the ground benefits anyone.
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