Colin Farrell Talks Close Friendship With Elizabeth Taylor: "The Last Kind Of Romantic Relationship I Had" [Video]

Irish actor Colin Farrell spilt the beans on his friendship with Elizabeth Taylor which only began around 2 years before she passed away.

Their unique friendship may have led to something more if the burden of age was non-existence, as the 37 year-old actor admits to having a great affection for the 79 year-old actress.

Only if they met earlier in life!

Farrell opened up about the 'National Velvet' actress with Ellen on an appearance on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' this past Monday (Dec 16th).

The 'Saving Mr. Banks' actor recalled the first time they met one another, when his second son Henry was born at Cedars Sinai Hospital in 2009, Taylor was getting a stint put into her heart.

"I said, 'Will you tell her I said hello? She probably won't know who I am,'" he remembered, when running into her manager and close friend Tim Mendelsohn. "And they go, 'No, she knows who you are.' And I went, 'Wow, cool. Well, tell her I said hello and I wish her the best,' and they said, 'Will do.'"

Not long after Farrell rang his publicist Danica and told her to send the aging actress some flowers, coincidentally Taylor did the same thing and sent him an orchid, along with a handwritten note.

"And that was the beginning of a year and a half or two years of what was a really cool [relationship]," he said. "It was kind of like the last -- it feels like in my head, not hers, I'm projecting, but the last kind of romantic relationship I had. Which was never consummated."

Watch Colin talk about the late Elizabeth Taylor below

Farrell then went on to discuss the pairs exchange of late-night phone calls, "It was really cool, and she wasn't much of a sleeper at night, like I'm not, so at two o'clock in the morning, I'd call her," he said.

"I'd call her at two in the morning, and the nurse would answer the phone, and I'd say, 'Is she awake?'...And then I'd be on the phone and I'd hear, 'Hello?' And I'd go, 'How's it going?' And we'd talk for a half an hour, an hour, into the wee hours."

The 'Total Recall' acto couldn't help but gush, "I wanted to be (husband) number eight, but we ran out of road." Adding, "I just adored her."

Elizabeth Taylor
 Elizabeth Taylor died in 2011, aged 79


Contactmusic

Tags: Colin Farrell


Editors Recommendations

No, AC/DC Are Not Splitting Up After All. Probably.

It looks like AC/DC fans can breathe a sigh of relief, because rumors of the band’s...

No, AC/DC Are Not Splitting Up After All. Probably.

Allergic Reaction To Blame For Miley Cyrus' Cancelled Tuesday Gig

Miley Cyrus has had it rough this week, as the star has been hospitalized for a severe allergic...

Allergic Reaction To Blame For Miley Cyrus' Cancelled Tuesday Gig

'Transcendence': Negative Reviews For Johnny Depp's 'Lone Ranger' Comeback

‘Transcendence’ is a stern Springtime test for Johnny Depp; the 50-year-old actor mooted...

'Transcendence': Negative Reviews For Johnny Depp's 'Lone Ranger' Comeback

Paul Walker's Brothers Brought In By Universal To Complete Late Actor's "Fast & Furious 7" Scenes

The team behind Fast & Furious 7 has come up with a untraditional solution to finish...

Paul Walker's Brothers Brought In By Universal To Complete Late Actor's

Game of Thrones' Jack Gleeson On Joffrey, Screen Deaths And His Indefinite Retirement

Let’s get the spoiler alert out of the way first: if you haven’t seen Season 4 Episode 2...

Game of Thrones' Jack Gleeson On Joffrey, Screen Deaths And His Indefinite Retirement

Why Did Nobody Watch The 'Mad Men' Season 7 Premiere?

We're not sure what everyone was watching on Sunday night, but the season seven premiere...

Why Did Nobody Watch The 'Mad Men' Season 7 Premiere?

The Next 'Breaking Bad'? 'Fargo' Ep. 1 Is A Must-See [Video]

New television series Fargo premiered last night on FX, giving American audiences...

The Next 'Breaking Bad'? 'Fargo' Ep. 1 Is A Must-See [Video]

Lindsay Lohan's Mother, Dina, Loses Driving Licence After Pleading Guilty To DUI

A member of the Lohan family has ran into trouble with the law, yet again...

Lindsay Lohan's Mother, Dina, Loses Driving Licence After Pleading Guilty To DUI

The First 'Gone Girl' Trailer is Weird And Different To Other Trailers

“I did not kill my wife!” exclaims Ben Affleck in the first official trailer for David Fincher’s...

The First 'Gone Girl' Trailer is Weird And Different To Other Trailers


More recommendations

Comments

Colin Farrell Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Colin Farrell

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All