Taylor Slams Biopic ReportsBy WENN
Friday, July 23, 2010
ELIZABETH TAYLOR has dismissed reports ANGELINA JOLIE and CATHERINE ZETA-JONES are battling it out to portray her in a movie biopic, insisting no actress will be allowed to take the part during her lifetime.
Rumours began swirling earlier this month (Jul10) linking the two Oscar winners to a film adaptation of Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger’s book Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century.
Russell Crowe, Clive Owen and Colin Farrell were among the big names being suggested as possible Burtons, while Mike Nichols was named as a favoured director.
But Taylor has now slammed the speculation, insisting there is no movie and she would never let such a project go ahead.
In a series of posts on her Twitter.com page she writes, “Hold your horses world. I’ve been hearing all kinds of rumours about someone being cast to play me in a film about Richard and myself. No one is going to play Elizabeth Taylor, but Elizabeth Taylor herself. Not at least until I’m dead, and at the moment I’m having too much fun being alive… and I plan on staying that way. Happiness to all.”