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Elizabeth Taylor’s secret friendship with Colin Farrell

Posted on Dec 18th, 2013 in Liz NewsComments Off

Colin Farrell considers Elizabeth Taylor the “last kind of romantic relationship” he had and says he wanted to be husband number eight.

“I just adored her,” the Saving Mr. Banks actor told Ellen Degeneres when he stopped by her daytime talk show on Monday, Dec. 16. The actor’s unique friendship with the Hollywood icon started up when the two met at Cedars Sinai Hospital.

Farrell, now 37, was there for the birth of his second son, Henry, while the National Velvet actress was in the hospital for a heart stent. After running into her manager in the hospital’s hallway, the Irish actor reached out to the actress and activist. “I said, ‘Will you tell her I said hello, she probably won’t know who I am,’” Farrell told Degeneres. “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.’”

A few days later, he called his publicist to see about sending the legendary screen siren some flowers, only to be told that Taylor had already sent him an orchid along with a handwritten note. About a week later, he asked if he could see her. “And that was the beginning of a year and a half or two years of what was a really cool [relationship],” said Farrell.

The two actors built their friendship via a series of late-night phone calls. “She wasn’t much of a sleeper at night, like I’m not,” Farrell told Degeneres. “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.”

For his part, Farrell wished his friendship with Taylor, who was married seven times over the course of her life, could have been something more: “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.”

“She was a spectacular, spectacular woman,” he noted. “I wanted to be [husband] number eight, but we ran out of road.” Taylor passed away in 2011 at the age of 79.


Elizabeth Taylor’s family shares never before seen photos of star

Posted on Nov 25th, 2013 in Liz NewsComments Off

From the set of Cleopatra to the Cannes International Film Festival to Mexico to Switzerland, Elizabeth Taylor’s children saw plenty of the world.

Growing up the son of a screen legend “was great, kind of circus-like,” says Christopher Wilding. “The big tent folds and moves to the next city.”

And wherever they called home, the 58-year-old adds, Taylor “took great pains to create a stable family life” for the four children she adored.

In this week’s issue of PEOPLE, Taylor’s family shares intimate memories and rare pictures of their mother for the first time in honor of her AIDS activism, leading up to World AIDS Day on Dec. 1. Never-before-seen photographs taken by her close friend (and Lassie Come Home costar) Roddy McDowall show Taylor as you’ve never seen her, at ease and unposed. “He was the only one who could get really genuinely relaxed pictures of my mother,” says Christopher.

An ultra-private family, three generations of Taylors share warm, often surprising memories of the matriarch they loved.

While she was not a disciplinarian, Christopher says, “she wouldn’t hesitate to call you out if you were being close-minded or intolerant or judgmental.”

Her family remembers her as both a fierce activist, who co-founded amfAR in 1985 and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) in 1991, and the mom who loved to laugh, cuddle and play in her jewelry closet. “She was very intimate and real and open,” says her granddaughter, Laela Wilding.

Taylor’s great-grandson Finn McMurray remembers cuddling in her big bed, watching everything from her movies, Cleopatra and National Velvet to CSI and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. “We’d watch bad TV and eat popcorn,” recalls Finn, 15. “She was so much fun.” And as he’s grown older, he says, “I’ve come to realize what amazing things she has done. She has really inspired me.”

Same with her grandson Quinn Tivey, a photographer who has been taking portraits of HIV-positive people who’ve been helped by ETAF. “Grandma didn’t care what anyone thought of her as long as she was doing what she considered to be right,” the 27-year-old says. And while he treasures many memories of his unique “grandma,” he remains inspired, he says, “by her chutzpah and her fearlessness.”

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First Look: BBC America’s Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton Movie

Posted on Sep 18th, 2013 in Liz News VideosComments Off

The BBCa movie, which premieres on Oct. 16, stars Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter as Taylor and Golden Globe nominee and “The Wire” alum Dominic West as Burton. The flick unfolds the duo’s on-again, off-again personal life — Burton was Taylor’s fifth and sixth husband — as well as their final co-starring project, the play “Private Lives.”

As seen in the preview above, Taylor and Burton, who began their relationship when they co-starred in the 1963 movie “Cleopatra,” were passionate in their fighting and their making up. Their 1964 marriage ended in 1974, only to see the two remarry in October 1975 and divorce again in less than a year. Taylor was married eight times in total, while Burton was married five.

“Burton and Taylor” premieres Oct. 16 at 9 p.m. on BBC America.


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