Liz & Dick producers had to get "incarceration insurance" before hiring Lindsay Lohan.
The troubled 26-year-old actress has been arrested six times, checked in to rehab five times, been jailed and completed 536 hours of community service and executive producer Larry Thompson admitted hiring her was an incredible risk.
He told Entertainment Weekly: "When we first met with her, she had two probations, and when we finally closed the deal with her, there was only one probation. If we couldn't have gotten insurance, there would have been no movie. We wound up having to go to Lloyd's of London to get what we called incarceration insurance…. We had to protect ourselves that if she were to have violated her probation during production, we wouldn't have had to close down and lose our movie."
While Thompson hopes Liz & Dick will help Lohan to get her career back on track, he admitted she wasn't always easy to work with.
He added: "I want the best for Lindsay Lohan and anybody who ever hires her. But they have to know that making a movie with Lindsay Lohan is like jumping out of an airplane at 10 000 feet with a bolt of white nylon, a string, and a sewing machine. You're building a parachute as fast as you can."