Farrell, who has talked about his friendship with Taylor before, told Ellen DeGeneres on Monday's Ellen that he actually counts the late actress, who was 44 years his senior, as his "last kind-of-romantic relationship."
"I just adored her," the Saving Mr. Banks star said about the iconic actress, who died in 2011. "She was a spectacular, spectacular woman."
Farrell never worked with Taylor, but they ended up meeting after the birth of his second child, Henry. Farrell was at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for the birth in 2009 and happened to run into Taylor's manager by the elevator, who informed him that La Liz was there having a stent put in her heart.