Life-Size, the 2000 Disney Channel original movie starring Tyra Banks as a living doll and Lindsay Lohan as a grieving tween who brings her to life, is getting a sequel this holiday season as part of Freefrom’s 25 Days of Christmas programming. The catch: Lindsay Lohan won’t actually be there. Or will she?
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Banks explained that Lohan “has this new TV show on MTV about this club so she couldn’t make it, which was sad,” adding, “[Lindsay] will be in the movie in some kind of way. We’ll see where that ends up.” In her place, Selena Gomez’s BFF and Grown-ish actor Francia Raisa will star, about which Banks said, “We went to a spa together before we started shooting and that really bonded us. That girl can act, it’s in her eyes.” (There should really be a specific word for Tyra-isms.)
I’m stuck on: “[Lindsay] will be in the movie in some kind of way.” What could that mean? Lohan has been living it up in Mykonos and is probably too busy dancing to her 2004 banger “Rumors” for club-goers to show up for a movie that is now somehow going to be filmed, completed, and ready to air in the three months before Christmas.
For that reason, I have a few theories about Lindsay Lohan’s Life-Size 2 appearance:
- She’ll pop up in the background of a few scenes as a cardboard cut-out. Francia Raisa’s character, clumsy and desperate to “learn to live and love again” (Freeform’s words, not my own) trips over said cut-out. Their eyes meet. They fall in love. Raisa’s character, with the help of Banks’s, brings Lohan to life (through CGI?) Then they go to Mykonos.
- She’ll FaceTime with Tyra’s character.
- She’ll appear as a hologram on FaceTime.
- Raisa’s character will mourn a recent breakup by watching the original Life-Size STARRING Lindsay Lohan.