ACTOR Colin Farrell has explained his unlikely friendship with Elizabeth Taylor.
The Hollywood bad boy attended Taylor’s private funeral last week.
“How did we become friends? You know, the old story of boy meets girl, the boy pesters girl with too many phone calls at inappropriate hours of the night,” Farrell, 34, told Access Hollywood.
“I was just lucky enough to become her friend in the last year and a half,” the actor added. “I adore her…still.”
Farrell was asked to recite Gerard Manley Hopkin‘s poem, The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo, at Taylor’s funeral.
“Elizabeth chose it. It was a tricky poem as well,” he laughed. “Even in passing she had me under the thumb, sweating bricks.
“I just miss her.”
Taylor — who passed away of congestive heart failure at the age of 79 — spoke of her fondness for Farrell in the March issue of Harper’s Bazaar.
“I love Johnny Depp, and I love Colin Farrell,” she said. “They’re both brilliant, nuanced actors with great range.”
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