A day after the legendary Elizabeth Taylor was laid to rest, an interview she previously gave off the record about James Dean has come to light. Elizabeth had said she wanted it off the record until she died. It also makes you wonder how much else is out there that will be revealed about the life of this woman. You just know that she knew everything and everyone. Elizabeth said that during the filming of Giant, she and James Dean would have long talks and during one of those talks, he confessed to Elizabeth that when he as younger he had been molested by his minister.
“I loved Jimmy. I'm going to tell you something, but it's off the record until I die. OK? When Jimmy was 11 and his mother passed away, he began to be molested by his minister.”
Elizabeth went on to say that it affected James Dean at that point in his life and all throughout his life. I wonder if he had lived how big of a star he could have been or if because he died so soon he was an even greater legend then he would have been otherwise.