Irish actor Colin Farrell attended the funeral of actress Elizabeth Taylor, who died of congestive heart failure, and paid moving tribute to her departed soul by reciting Gerard Manley Hopkins' poem. But many were surprised by the incident because hardly anything was known about his friendship with Hollywood Dame. But the actor has now cleared the doubts about his relationship with her.
When quizzed about his friendship with Liz at CinemaCon 2011 in Las Vega, Colin Farrell revealed how he became friends with her. "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," Access Hollywood reports him as telling.
The actor had come closer to the late legendary actress just one and half year ago. He feels that he was just lucky enough to become her friend. Farrell confesses that he was nervous when he recited the poem 'The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo' at her funeral. Talking about the poem, he said, "Elizabeth chose it. It was a tricky poem as well. Even in passing she had me under the thumb, sweating bricks I just miss her; I just miss her; I just miss her."