Colin Farrell on Ellen [YouTube]
Could this be the most intriguing / unexpected / bizarre showbizness relationship that ever was? To the surprise of many Colin Farrell recently revealed in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres that he shared a two year relationship with the late Elizabeth Taylor, even admitting that he wishes he had been her eighth husband.
‘It was kind of like the last, it feels like in my head, not her, I’m projecting, but the last kind of romantic relationship I had, which was never consummated,’ Colin said on Ellen’s show, Ellen. He added, ‘I just adored her, she was a spectacular, spectacular woman. I wanted to be number eight but we ran out of road.’
The 37-year-old actor met Elizabeth, who died aged 79 of illness relating to a heart condition in March 2011, after running into her publicist at the Cedars hospital in October 2009. Colin was there with his then girlfriend, Alicja Bachleda-Curu? who was about to give birth to their son, Henry – now four. Elizabeth was there to have a heart operation.
Colin reveals that shortly after he had contacted his own agent to see if he could have some flowers sent to Elizabeth, ‘My publicist said that’s funny because I’m looking at an orchid from Elizabeth Taylor for you… I then cheekily about a week later said, listen is there any chance I can go… can I go and see her?’
Despite the fact that Colin only split from Alicja in October 2010, he and Elizabeth enjoyed a two year relationship bonding over many a late night phone call. ‘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… We’d talk for half an hour an hour into the wee hours. Really cool,’ he revealed. Elizabeth famously had seven husbands, marrying eight times – Richard Burton twice. In March 2011 she had spoken of Colin in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar conducted by Kim Kardashian, ‘I love Johnny Depp, and I love Colin Farrell – both brilliant, nuanced actors with great range,’ she said.
When Elizabeth eventually passed away Colin was present at her funeral, reading the Gerard Manley Hopkins poem, ‘The Leaden Echo and The Golden Echo’. He said of the experience, ‘It was a tricky poem as well. Even in passing she had me under the thumb, sweating bricks.’
This is not the first time the Irish actor, who has also dated Britney Spears and Naomi Campbell, has been taken with an older lady. Actress Eileen Atkins, 70, confessed in 2005 that she had once been propositioned by and turned down a young actor, it was later revealed to have been Mr.Farrell. He is now single, as well as Henry he has another son, James, 10, by model Kim Bordenave. What a story, eh!