Kim Kardashian has partnered with the BBC (British Broadcasting Corp) and the film studio Passion Pictures to create a three-part documentary series about the Old Hollywood film star Elizabeth Taylor. Kim will also hold executive producer rights and to star in the project.
The series will be titled Elizabeth Taylor: Rebel Superstar, and per the BBC, "this series will give Elizabeth Taylor the significance she richly deserves in all her incarnations, and to reveal how Taylor created the blueprint for [the] modern celebrity."
The docuseries' narrative will showcase Taylor's glamourous and troubled life, her acting techniques and Hollywood fame, peeks at newly released television footage, a complex guide to her films, and her later callings as an activist, advocate, and businesswoman who made the perfume industry a billion-dollar enterprise.
There'll also be interviews with those who knew Taylor best and worked with her over the years. Joan Collins, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and Little Women costar Margaret O'Brien, to name a few. Kim had the privilege of composing the very last interview with Taylor in 2011, weeks before she passed on from congestive heart failure. Inside the Harper's Bazaar editorial, the two women spoke on marriages, Cleopatra, AIDs advocacy, and glittery jewels.
A year later, Kim summoned her inner Egyptian goddess for a luminous Harper's Bazaar photoshoot. The reality personality shimmered in gold and leopard and was paired with a cat statue.
Outside of her extensive acting career, which included Cleopatra, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Little Women, and Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, Taylor was also famous for her exotic jewelry collection, activism for human rights, marriages, and her violet eyes. She broke barriers for women in Hollywood, defying boundaries so success could be achieved. In other words, she was a one-woman fighting machine who could do it all.
Kim said of her idol in a statement on January 29th that "Elizabeth Taylor was unapologetically herself, a fighter. She is proof that you can keep evolving and changing and have different chapters in your life. She paved the way for all of us who came after her with that blueprint."
Elizabeth Taylor: Rebel Superstar will air on BBC 2 and BBC Player at a later date.