Forget Lindsay Lohan -- promo images of Helena Bonham Carter as Elizabeth Taylor in the made-for-TV film,"Burton and Taylor" have us doing a double take.

The upcoming BBC4 drama has Bonham Carter co-staring with Dominic West (who plays Richard Burton) for a television biopic that is reminiscent of the Lifetime TV movie, "Liz & Dick," released in November 2012 and starring Lohan.

"Liz & Dick," however, was poorly-received by film critics and audiences alike, with its troubled star receiving some of the harshest reviews for her over-the-top, campy portrayal of Taylor. So the bar has been set pretty low for Bonham Carter, who always dazzles with her superb acting talent and eccentric charm.

The 47-year-old actress recently joked to RadioTimes that her chemistry West was so convincing that she kept trying to "lure him back" into her bed.

In terms of physical likeness, however, Bonham Carter doesn't believe there are any similarities between herself and the silver screen legend.

"I don't look like her at all," she told Vogue U.K. "But I had to forget about what she looked like and think about the woman. She was phenomenal. What was inside was extraordinary -- which is impressive considering how beautiful she was on the outside."

We think Bonham Carter is being too modest -- these promo shots are pretty convincing.

Scroll through the gallery of Helena Bonham Carter as Elizabeth Taylor below and tell us: does she make a better Liz than Lindsay?

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  • Helena Bonham Carter stars as Elizabeth Taylor alongside co-star Dominic West (who plays Taylor's husband Richard Burton) in the new TV-film biopic, "Burton and Taylor."

  • Linday Lohan starred as a younger Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime movie "Liz & Dick," which aired on November 25, 2012 to abysmal reviews.

  • <font size="4">Click through for photos of the real Elizabeth Taylor through the years.</font>

  • 1944

    Photo: Keystone Features/Getty Images

  • 1948

    Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

  • 1950

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  • 1952

    Photo: Fred Mott/Evening Standard/Getty Images

  • 1954

    Photo: Baron/Getty Images

  • 1955

    Photo: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

  • 1957

    Taylor with her third husband Mike Todd. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

  • 1958

    Photo: BIPS/Getty Images

  • 1960

    Photo: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

  • 1963

    Photo: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

  • 1964

    Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

  • 1965

    Photo: Getty Images

  • 1966

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  • 1967

    Photo: George Freston/Fox Photos/Getty Images

  • 1967

    Photo: Keystone/Getty Images

  • 1968

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  • 1970

    Photo: Liaison

  • 1975

    Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

  • 1979

    Photo: AP

  • 1980

    Photo: G. Paul Burnett, AP

  • 1981

    Photo: Central Press/Getty Images

  • 1984

    Photo: Keystone/Getty Images

  • 1986

    Photo: JEROME DELAY/AFP/Getty Images

  • 1987

    Photo: Richard Drew, AP

  • 1991

    Photo: Richard Drew, AP

  • 1993

    Photo: Reed Saxon, AP

  • 1993

    Photo: JENNIFER YOUNG/AFP/Getty Images

  • 1998

    Photo: SGranitz/WireImage

  • 2001

    Photo: Mark Wilson/Newsmakers

  • 2005

    Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

  • 2006

    Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

  • 2007

    Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

  • 2008

    Photo: Jesse Grant/Getty Images

  • 2009

    Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

  • 2010

    Photo: Dave M. Benett/Getty Images