Colin Farrell discusses Elizabeth Taylor's friendship and reminisces about the late actress' love of CSI

Colin Farrell discusses Elizabeth Taylor's friendship and reminisces about the late actress' love of ...

Colin Farrell received a chance to speak at the Elizabeth Taylor Ball to end AIDS on Thursday, and the actor took his remarks in a personal direction, recalleding her long-ago friendship with the two-time Oscar winner (via Variety). Farrell and Taylor became close during the final years of her life, and the Banshees of Inisherin star later said she appreciated her crime television shows.

From the interactions that we had, Farrell said she loved CSI and anything that had a crime scene or Mark Harmon.

During a difficult time in her life, Farrell recalled that they briefly lost touch, and the Cat on a Hot Tin Roof star expressed her disappointment that he did not immediately speak up about it.

She asked, Why didn't you text? Farrell replied, "I'm busy. My head was broken." I was in a bad mood. She said, "That's not the kind of friendship I'm interested in if you ever only bring me your sunny days."

After he finished waxing nostalgic about their friendship, he reminded the audience of Taylor's passion for fighting HIV and expressed hope that her legacy would increase awareness about the disease's treatment.

Farrell said Elizabeths intention was to end HIV/AIDS forever. We havent got there. That's why we're here tonight to reflect and examine the work that has yet to be done in the battle against HIV and AIDS and the proliferation of it.

Farrell is having a great year, which started with his excellent performance as The Penguin in Matt Reeves The Batman (a role he is set to reprise in an upcoming HBO Max spinoff series). Hell will next be seen in Martin McDonaghs The Banshees of Inisherin, which is generating interest after a strong performance on the fall festival circuit.