Colin Farrell had the good fortune of building a friendship with Elizabeth Taylor in the last year and a half of her life, according to Us Magazine. The two actors were so close that Farrell attended her funeral last week. He admits that it’s been hard since she passed last Wednesday. “I just miss her,” he told Access Hollywood.
Taylor spoke fondly of Farrell in her Bazaar interview with Kim Kardashian. “I love Johnny Depp, and I love Colin Farrell,” she said in the March issue. “They’re both brilliant, nuanced actors with great range.”
Farrell, spotted as a gas station in Studio City earlier this month, laughed as he recalled the challenging poem Taylor had him read at her funeral by Gerard Manley Hopkins. “Elizabeth chose it. It was a tricky poem as well. Even in passing she had me under the thumb, sweating bricks,” he said.