The 26-year-old actress plays the late screen icon in upcoming TV movie `Liz & Dick` and she claims she found it easy to play the character because she can identify with the high-profile lifestyle Elizabeth led because she is used to dealing with the "stress" of being constantly scrutinized.
Speaking in an interview with Lifetime - who will air the movie - Lindsay said: "I`m a huge ElizabethTaylor 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."
The flame-haired star is infamous for her wild antics, drug and alcohol use and jail stints, while `Cleopatra` star Elizabeth is remembered for her tumultuous love life and eight marriages.
Lindsay feels the two are kindred spirits because of their tumultuous lives.
The star mused: "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 - can also see the similarities between his co-star and the late Hollywood legend, who died in March 2011.
He quipped: "She`s pretty much ElizabethTaylor reincarnated."