Colin Farrell has revealed that he had a strong friendship with Elizabeth Taylor towards the end of her life.
The Saving Mr Banks star told Ellen Degeneres, "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."
He explained that he first met Taylor when his son Henry was being born and she was in the same hospital having heart surgery.
"We were in Cedars and I bumped into – it was about an hour before Henry arrived – and I bumped into somebody outside the lift. It was Elizabeth's manager and her close friend Tim Mendelsohn and they said 'What are you doing here?' I said my son's about to be born. They said 'Oh'. I said 'What are you doing here?' And they said, 'Well Elizabeth's having a stent put in her heart, it's no big deal cause she had so much s***' and I said, 'Will you tell her I said hello? She probably won't know who I am'.
"And they go, 'No, she knows who you are', and I went 'Wow, cool. Well, tell her I said hello and I wish her the best', and they said, 'Will do'."
He continued, "I then cheekily about a week later said, 'Listen is there any chance I can go… can I go and see her?' That was the beginning of a year and a half or two years of what was a really cool... I just adored her. She was a spectacular, spectacular woman. I wanted to be [husband] number eight but we ran out of road."
Colin Farrell is currently starring in Saving Mr Banks which is in cinemas now.