Elizabeth Taylor Documentary Produced by Kim Kardashian: What We Know

Full-length portrait of British-born actor Elizabeth Taylor as she stands in a garden and holds a handkerchief in her right hand, circa 1950s
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While most people know Kim Kardashian for her brand of reality television drama, she is working on a new endeavor. Kardashian was surprisingly the last person to ever interview Elizabeth Taylor before she passed away in 2011 at the age of 79. Now, Kardashian is producing and appearing in a documentary series about Taylor for the BBC, tentatively titled Elizabeth Taylor: Rebel Superstar. The docu-series will feature stars such as Margaret O’Brien and Joan Collins and discuss her special techniques as an actor, businesswoman, advocate, and activist. The documentary will also be the first time Taylor’s son with her second husband Michael Wilding, Chris Wilding, will speak about her in many decades.

Executive producer Kari Lia said that while Wilding has been hesitant to speak about his mother in the past, he feels now is the right time. She shared, “There was a lot he wanted to say about his mum and when you hear him speak you understand a side of Liz you might not have understood before. She was the most photographed and filmed woman for much of her life but you always saw her at a distance. We want to take you inside her world.”

British-born actor Elizabeth Taylor sits in a red evening dress with her sons Michael (L) and Christopher Wilding on her lap, mid 1950's

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Kardashian added about the new documentary, “Elizabeth Taylor was unapologetically herself, a fighter. She is proof that you can keep evolving and changing and have different chapters in your life – and she paved the way for all of us who came after her with that blueprint.” The series is currently in production, so no word on when it will premiere quite yet.

Kim Kardashian West of 'The Justice Project' speaks onstage during the 2020 Winter TCA Tour Day 12 at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 18, 2020 in Pasadena, California

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In addition to featuring stories from those who knew her best, it will showcase her journey from being a child star to becoming the highest-paid actress in the world. She was just 9 years old when she appeared in her first film, There’s One Born Every Minute in 1942. It will also feature “never-before-heard audio tapes, interviews, and unseen TV footage.” Taylor was always in the news not just because of her career but her tumultuous personal life as well. She was married eight times and struggled with addiction.

British-born actor Elizabeth Taylor sits in a field and twirls a blade of grass in her right hand, circa 1950s

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BBC Arts has said that the new docu-series will give Taylor “the significance she richly deserves, in all her incarnations: as an actor, rebel, business mogul, and activist – to reveal how Taylor created the blueprint for modern celebrity.” Eventually, it will air on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.

Dame Elizabeth Taylor attends the Macy's Passport 2008 Gala held at Barker Hangar on September 26, 2008 in Santa Monica, California

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What do you think about the new documentary and that Kardashian is producing it?

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