Academy Award-winning actresses Angelina Jolie and Catherine Zeta-Jones are rumored to in a fierce casting war for the honor of playing Hollywood icon and multiple Oscar winner Elizabeth Taylor on the big screen, but according to the feisty Dame herself, the only star who’ll be playing Elizabeth Taylor in this lifetime is Elizabeth Taylor, thank you very much!
The Cleopatra star hit her Twitter on Thursday night to set the record straight over rumors that the Hollywood actresses are in the running to play her in a movie about her life and legendary relationship with Richard Burton, the pair had a lengthy love affair and were married twice. The rumored film is reportedly based on a book by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger, which detailed the romance between the eight-time divorcee Liz and Rich.
No siree, Taylor tells fans. There are presently no plans to bring the former child stars life and love with Burton to your local cinema.
“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,” Dame Liz Tweeted. “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,” she added. “Happiness to all.”