Why Lindsay Lohan didn’t play Marilyn Monroe

Did you also think that Lindsay Lohan would make for a great Marilyn Monroe? So did she, along with Jon Hamm and Rick Santorum.

Why Lindsay Lohan didn't play Marilyn MonroeThough Michelle Williams gave an amazing performance in My Week With Marilyn, Hollywood often assumed that the iconic bombshell would be played by Lindsay Lohan. From her long, platinum blonde hair to her Marilyn-inspired Playboy magazine cover shoot, the actress has always admired Monroe and was actually about to portray her last weekend.

Lohan recently hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time since 2006 and it was her fourth time hosting the esteemed sketch comedy show altogether. According to TMZ, she was set to play Marilyn Monroe opposite Mad Men’s Jon Hamm, who would play JFK. The sketch was scrapped at the last minute.

TMZ reports that the two characters were going to explain that Marilyn was on birth control provided to her by Medicare — news which then causes Rick Santorum (portrayed by Andy Samberg) to vomit uncontrollably while at a conservative event. The plot is in reference to an actual comment made by Santorum that the president’s 1960 speech about keeping religion out of politics “makes [him] want to throw up.”

The sketch actually made its way from the writing room to the rounds of rehearsals, and was even performed in front of a live audience. However, it was cut because of time constraints. Too bad SNL didn’t cut that horrible “Scared Straight” sketch instead — maybe Lindsay was too excited about her Marilyn role to read any of the cue cards while playing herself at a prison!

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