Colin Farrell on pal Elizabeth Taylor: I miss her
March 30th, 2011
10:35 AM ET

Colin Farrell on pal Elizabeth Taylor: I miss her

Colin Farrell may have seemed like an unlikely guest at Elizabeth Taylor's funeral last week, but the Irish actor and the Hollywood icon were actually good pals.

"How did we become friends? You know, the old story of boy meets girl, and boy pesters girl with too many phone calls at inappropriate hours of the night," Farrell joked to "Access Hollywood." "I was just lucky enough to become her friend in the last year and a half. I adore her … still."

Taylor was also a big fan of Farrell. In an interview published in the March issue of Harper's Bazaar, the movie legend dished about today's crop of leading men. "I love Johnny Depp, and I love Colin Farrell — both brilliant, nuanced actors with great range," she said.

Farrell read the poem "The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo" at Taylor's funeral and said he was "sad and honored" when a friend of the star called to ask him to be part of the service.

"It was a tricky poem as well," he noted. "Even in passing she had me under the thumb, sweating bricks! … I just miss her; I just miss her; I just miss her."

soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. gravy hole

    you miss the gravy

    April 3, 2011 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  2. rae

    wow. some of these comments are so ridiculous. where's the compassion?

    March 30, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • SCBlondie

      I agree!! These seriously demented individuals are cruel and thoughtless. Elizabeth Taylor was a real gem! I am so glad that I lived during a time when she graced the screen. Beautiful, elegant, talented and driven she will be missed.

      March 30, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Rae

      YES! some kids just were not raised right.....a sad disrespectful generation. where shock is hip and compassion is boring.

      March 31, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  3. Head Diva In Charge

    But i am hoping for OPRAH !

    March 30, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Head Diva In Charge

    @ Mellowelvis, my money is on Gabor for the next to go. Sorry....I know, morbid.

    March 30, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. mellowelvis

    We all know celebrities die in threes. Explore the connections to Liz's death at:

    March 30, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |

    I worry about Obama. He terrible Prez and disrespect the black race. We as a community need to somehow get him voted out.

    March 30, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  7. RollTheDice

    OMG ! Here we go again !!!

    March 30, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  8. @"Colin Farrell"

    That comment was just ridiculously ignorant...and unfunny. Weak.

    March 30, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |

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