Colin Farrell has revealed details of his "last romantic relationship" with the late Cleopatra actress Elisabeth Taylor, who was 44 years his senior.
"I just adored her. She was a spectacular, spectacular woman", Mr Farrell told Ellen DeGeneres on Monday's Ellen. "'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 continued.
Farrell, aged 37, never worked with Taylor, but he met her after the birth of his second child, Henry, when she was in her 70s.
The Saving Mr Banks actor happened to run into Taylor's manager by the lift at the Cedar-Sinai hospital, Hollywood, a few hours before his son was being born.
Liz's manager informed Colin that she was there having a stent put in her heart.
"So I got home a few days later with Henry and I was thinking about Elizabeth and how she was doing, and I called my publicist and I said, 'I bumped into some people of Elizabeth Taylor's...could I send her some flowers?' And my publicist said...'That's funny because I'm looking at an orchid from Elizabeth Taylor for you", the actor explained.
Mr Farrell described their relationship, that was never consummated, as an intimate late-night phone relationship that lasted for about two years: "She wasn't much of a sleeper at night, like I'm not, so at 2am I would call her. We'd talk for half an hour, an hour, into the wee hours. It was really cool."
The actor confessed he wanted to become Liz's eight husband, "But we ran out of the road."
In the March 2011 issue of Harper's Bazaar, Elizabeth spoke about Colin in an interview conducted by Kim Kardashian. Elizabeth said to Kim: "I love Johnny Depp, and I love Colin Farrell – both brilliant, nuanced actors with great range."
The Irish actor has a track record of dating older women, in fact, he dated the 51-year-old Demi Moore, and asked the actress Eileen Atkins, 70, for no-strings attached-sex when they co-starred in Ask The Dust.