Kim Kardashian Interviews Elizabeth Taylor
Kim Kardashian interviews Elizabeth Taylor in the March issue of Harper's Bazaar.
Asks the E! reality star: "You are my idol. But I'm six husbands and some big jewels behind. What should I do?"
"I never planned to acquire a lot of jewels or a lot of husbands,” replies Elizabeth Taylor. "For me, life happened, just as it does for anyone else. I have been supremely lucky in my life in that I have known great love, and of course I am the temporary custodian of some incredible and beautiful things. But I have never felt more alive than when I watched my children delight in something, never more alive than when I have watched a great artist perform, and never richer than when I have scored a big check to fight AIDS. Follow your passion, follow your heart, and the things you need will come."
Kardashian dresses up for the cover as Cleopatra. "What's your advice on how to be a queen?" she asks Taylor.
"I have never wanted to be a queen! Cleopatra was a role, and I am an actor, so it was fun to play one, but it's not real," says Taylor.
Kardashian also quizzes Taylor on her favorite looks on or off screen.
"I loved the Edith Head lavender dress that I wore to the Oscars in 1970. It was designed around the Taylor-Burton diamond. Some of the Cleopatra costumes were fun—they even had real gold threads—and I wore them as evening dresses afterward!" Taylor says. "I also loved some of the great caftans that I wore in the '60s and '70s with big sunglasses and major jewelry. I love to be casual and comfortable, but I also love the easy glamour of wearing jewelry all the time."
Would she wed Richard Burton again if he were still alive?
"It was inevitable that we would be married again, but it's not up for discussion," Taylor says.