When quizzed about his friendship with Liz at CinemaCon 2011 in Las Vega, Colin Farrell revealed how he became friends with her. "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," Access Hollywood reports him as telling.
The actor had come closer to the late legendary actress just one and half year ago. He feels that he was just lucky enough to become her friend. Farrell confesses that he was nervous when he recited the poem 'The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo' at her funeral. Talking about the poem, he said, "Elizabeth chose it. It was a tricky poem as well. Even in passing she had me under the thumb, sweating bricks I just miss her; I just miss her; I just miss her."