Read more: Colin Farrell sets tabloids chattering as he is the surprise main speaker at Liz Taylor's funeral

He was one of the few non-family members to attended Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor's funeral last week. Now  Irish actor Colin Farrell has revealed how he and Taylor met and grew to be close friends over the past few years.

Speaking to Access Hollywood Farrell said "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.”

Earlier this year Taylor who was interviewed by Kim Kardashian for Harper's Bizarre said "I love Johnny Depp, and I love Colin Farrell – both brilliant, nuanced actors with great range.”

It seems that Farrell and Taylor were fans of eachother. On Tuesday Farrell said "I was just lucky enough to become her friend in the last year and a half…I adore her… still.”

Farrell recited the Gerard Manley Hopkin's poem "The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo" at Taylor's funeral last week. He revealed that it was the actress herself who chose the poem.

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

He said the request to read at her funeral was one that he simply could not refuse. "She asked someone else to ask me [to read it].” Colin explained, adding he felt, “sad and honored” when he got the call.

The Dublin actor said that he was both "sad and honored" to have read at the funeral. He added "I just miss her; I just miss her; I just miss her."

Read more: Colin Farrell sets tabloids chattering as he is the surprise main speaker at Liz Taylor's funeral

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