In the March issue of Harper's Bazaar, Elizabeth Taylor is interviewed. You would think that if Dame Elizabeth grants an interview that it would be worth the cover. I mean, this is Elizabeth frikkin Taylor. You would be wrong though. Instead, Harper's decided to give the cover to the woman who interviewed Elizabeth. That would be Kim Kardashian. I will be the first to admit that it was a clever idea to have Kim interview Ms. Taylor. Hopefully she passed along some tips about class, and that no one has better jewelry than Elizabeth Taylor.
My whole beef is that you would think that Elizabeth Taylor would beat Kim Kardashian in cover sales. When is the last time you saw an Elizabeth Taylor cover that did not involve The Globe claiming she was on her deathbed? To make matters worse, there is no mention of her being interviewed anywhere on the cover either. That is kind of disrespectful isn't it?
Some highlights of the interview are, "You are my idol. But I'm six husbands and some big jewels behind." "I never planned to acquire a lot of jewels or a lot of husbands," Taylor tells Kardashian, "For me, life happened, just as it does for anyone else."
"I have never wanted to be a queen," says Taylor. "Cleopatra was a role, and I am an actor, so it was fun to play one, but it's not real." The things that are important to me – being a mother, a businesswoman, an activist – are all things that were born out of great passion. 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."
As for all those diamonds, Kardashian asked if size matters. "The Krupp is an extraordinary stone," Taylor says. "It has such life and brilliance when light shines through it. Size does matter, but so does the size of the emotion behind it." It is also like 33 carats. Elizabeth also received one that was almost 70 carats.
For the full interview and pictures of Kim dressed as Cleopatra, you can click here.