Rosie O'Donnell: Lindsay Lohan "Needs A Lot Of Time Away"

Publicada Martes Abril 24, 2012 11:25 AM GMT

As Lindsay Lohan makes her latest attempt to recover her career, many wonder if she'll be able to pull it off - including Rosie O’Donnell, who publicly slammed the troubled star in an interview.

It was announced on Monday that Miss Lohan has landed the role of Elizabeth Taylor in the upcoming Lifetime biopic, "Liz & Dick", and, a day later, O'Donnell sat down on the "Today" show saying that the network made the completely wrong choice for the role.

”She’s had a lot of trouble doing every single movie, including ‘SNL.’ She was out and not in rehearsal. I think she’s not in a place to work,” Rosie opined, telling the other panelists, “I feel sorry for her. I think she needs a lot of time away".

Fellow guest Donny Deutsch then stood up for the 25-year-old actress, saying, “She’s our generation’s Elizabeth Taylor!” To this, O'Donnell shot back, “You’re out of your mind! You’re a crackhead! The last thing she did good she was sixteen.”

The film will focus on Taylor's testy relationship with her cheating husband, Richard Burton, but still Rosie says, “I don’t think she’s right for the role, and I don’t think she’s capable at this point to portray that character.”

Check out the video of Rosie slamming Lindsay on the "Today" show below!