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Elizabeth Taylor And Colin Farrell Sorta Had A Thing

Left: Dame Elizabeth Taylor at Paramount Studios Theater on December 1, 2007. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Right: Colin Farrell in Berlin on August 13, 2012. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Colin Farrell described what sounds like a sweet, slightly romantic connection he had with the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor.

The pair met at Cedars-Sinai four years ago while Taylor was getting a stent in her heart and Farrell was expecting a son, Farrell told Ellen. He said they clicked right away, and the two insomniacs used to chat during the wee hours of the night. Farrell said that though the relationship was "never consummated," he thought of it as " the last kind of romantic relationship I had." He says he would have loved to have joined Taylor's long list of husbands: "I wanted to be number eight...but we ran out of road."

Farrell was careful to note the feelings may not have been exactly mutual. Taylor had noted her admiration for Farrell's craft, telling Harper's Bazaar, "I love Johnny Depp, and I love Colin Farrell. They're both brilliant, nuanced actors with great range."

And Farrell was one of few people who weren't family members to speak at Taylor's funeral. He read the poem The Leaden Echo And The Golden Echo by Gerard Manley Hopkins, a tricky poem (read by Richard Burton here) she wanted him to read: "Even in passing she had me under the thumb, sweating bricks."

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