Lindsay Lohan is smoking two packs of cigarettes a day, and now there’s an investigation into her work on the “Liz & Dick” project by labor groups.
It’s the Lifetime movie in which the actress is playing a young Elizabeth Taylor, but that’s not what the probe is about, the production crew is being questioned by the labor organizations International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and the actors’ union SAG-AFTRA.
They want to know what happened when Lohan was found unconscious in her hotel room and why she was rushed to the hospital on June 15.
“The IATSE is on top of the situation on the set of Lifetime’s ‘Liz & Dick.’ We have had union representatives on the set since last Friday and will continue to monitor the hours and working conditions there,” IATSE division director of motion picture and television Mike Miller told the Wrap. “We take very seriously the safety and wellbeing of our crews, and are dedicated to seeing that they are protected from hazardous working conditions.”
A spokeswoman for SAG-AFTRA issued a similar statement about investigating the working conditions on the film’s set.
“We have thoroughly investigated this matter and our business representatives have visited, and will continue to visit, the set of ‘Liz & Dick,’ ” the SAG-AFTRA rep said. “We have spoken with representatives from the company and they are fully aware of their contractual obligations. We will ensure that all applicable penalties will be paid.”
Lohan seemed to make light of the situation via Twitter on Saturday when she issued a very public “note to self.”
“Note to self. After working 85 hours in 4 days, and being up all night shooting, be very aware that you might pass out from exhaustion & 7 paramedics MIGHT show up @ your door,” she tweeted. “Hopefully they’re cute. Otherwise it would be a real let down.”
However, that wasn’t the smartest move to make since the production company that hired Lohan might be fined for all those hours she worked.