Fresh from a starring role in American Horror Story, Kim Kardashian will executive produce and appear in new docuseries Elizabeth Taylor: Rebel Superstar (working title).
Elizabeth Taylor is known for many things – for being the highest paid actress of the 1960s, for her eight marriages to seven men, and her addictions. Taylor is often seen as the ‘blueprint’ for modern celebrity, as the gossip and scandal surrounding her dating life changed the relationship between film stars and the general public.
In the new documentary boxset, BBC Arts aims to tell the lesser-known aspects of Taylor’s life, including her acting process, her business acumen, and her longstanding activism for HIV and AIDS.
The three-part series will delve into previously unseen video clips of Taylor, and interviews with high-profile celebrities who knew her at different stages in her life – from Margaret O’Brien (Meet Me in St. Louis), who grew up alongside Taylor as a child star, to Dame Joan Collins, who competed with her for the role of Cleopatra, to Kim Kardashian, who conducted the last ever interview with Taylor before her death in 2011.
Kardashian, who will also be interviewed about her personal relationship with Taylor, has teamed up with executive producers Kari Lia and Hamish Fergusson from Passion Pictures to produce the documentary series for BBC Two and iPlayer.
Kim Kardashian says: "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.”
Hamish Fergusson adds: “Elizabeth developed and defined our understanding of stardom and celebrity across decades. A unique talent and true luminary, we’re hugely excited to explore her extraordinary life and enduring legacy.”
Elizabeth Taylor: Rebel Superstar will air on BBC Two and iPlayer, with no release date currently set.