Kim Kardashian Set to Feature in Elizabeth Taylor Docuseries Produced by Company Behind Christopher Reeve’s Tearjerker Super/Man Documentary

The docuseries promises to offer a new understanding of Elizabeth Taylor as an actor and her capacity for reinventing herself.

Kim Kardashian Set to Feature in Elizabeth Taylor Docuseries Produced by Company Behind Christopher Reeve’s Tearjerker Super/Man Documentary

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  • BBC is producing a three-part docuseries, 'Elizabeth Taylor: Rebel Superstar', directed by James House for Passion Pictures.
  • It will explore the life of the two-time Academy award-winning actress and activist Elizabeth Taylor, who also co-founded the American Foundation for AIDS Research.
  • Kim Kardashian, the last person to interview Taylor before her death, will also feature interviews, which will also include friends of the late actress.
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Elizabeth Taylor and Kim Kardashian are names that probably do not go hand-in-hand. But that is exactly what BBC is trying to achieve with their next docuseries. With the working title Elizabeth Taylor: Rebel Superstar, this will be a three-part docuseries directed by James House for Passion Pictures production house and delve into intricacies of life of the two-time Academy award winning actress.

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The production house behind the docuseries has also previously worked on the Oscar-winning project, Searching for Sugar Man, as well as the recent Sundance hit Super/Man, about Christopher Reeve. Thus, expectations from this docuseries are also high to achieve success like the previous projects.

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Elizabeth Taylor was not just an amazing actress, but also an activist, co-founding the American Foundation for AIDS Research, and donated a lot of her time and money into philanthropic work. The docuseries, which will also feature Kim Kardashian, the last person to interview Taylor before her death, speaking to Variety, said,

“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.”

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The actress entranced her viewers with not just her looks but also her talent, and changed how audiences connected with their favorite stars. She eventually went in to become a billion-dollar businesswoman, and at one point in time assembled one of the most expensive private collections of jewellery in the world.

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To be directed by James House, Jemma Chisnall will serve as the producer of the docuseries. Hamish Fergusson, a creative director and executive producer at Passion Pictures said,

“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.”

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Commissioning editor at BBC, Alistair Pegg, who will serve as the editor for the docuseries, also added,

“This exciting series promises a new understanding of Elizabeth Taylor – both her technique and power as an actor, and her capacity for reinventing herself.”

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The docuseries will also feature interviews from friends Dame Joan Collins, Carole Bayer Sager, Margaret O’Brien, and scientist Dr. Anthony Fauci, who worked with Taylor in her fight against AIDS.

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