Lindsay Lohan believes that she shares a lot of similarities with the late Elizabeth Taylor.

The Mean Girls actress admitted that she found it easy to portray the screen icon in her new TV film Liz & Dick.

Speaking to Lifetime, the 26-year-old actress said: ''I'm a huge Elizabeth Taylor fan, and I relate to her on a lot of levels - living in the public eye, dealing with the stress of what other people say, whether it's true or not.''

She added: ''I personally understand Liz, because you're living your life for everyone to see, and people are growing with you.

''You get to a point where you become numb to it, and you just live your life the way you feel you need to live it.''

Grant Bowler, who plays Richard Burton, who was married to Elizabeth twice, in the film, said that he can also see the similarities between his co-star and the late Hollywood legend, who died in March 2011.

He stated: ''She's pretty much Elizabeth Taylor reincarnated.''