How Colin Farrell, Liz Taylor became friends

Updated: Mar 31, 2011, 13:29 PM IST

Washington: Irish actor Colin Farrell has explained how he became friends with the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor.

Farrell attended the funeral of the screen icon last week, who died of congestive heart failure at the age of 79 and also recited a poem during the service.

"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," CBS News quoted him as telling Access Hollywood at CinemaCon 2011 in Las Vegas.

"I was just lucky enough to become her friend in the last year and a half. I adore her...still," he said.

Farrell confessed that he was nervous when he recited "The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo" by Gerard Manley Hopkins at the actress` funeral.

"Elizabeth chose it. It was a tricky poem as well. Even in passing she had me under the thumb, sweating bricks," he said.

"I just miss her; I just miss her; I just miss her," he added.

ANI