In this handout photo provided by Harrison Funk/The Jackson Family, Actress Elizabeth Taylor attends Michael Jackson's funeral service held at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park on September 3, 2009 in Glendale, California. Jackson, 50, the king of pop, died at UCLA Medical Center after going into cardiac arrest at his rented home on June 25, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harrison Funk/The Jackson Family via Getty Images)
In a trio of posts on her Twitter page Thursday, the 78-year-old actress put her foot down on the rumors swirling about who might portray her in a film.
``Hold your horses world,'' Taylor wrote. ``I've been hearing all kinds of rumours (sic) about someone being cast to play me in a film about Richard and myself.
``No one is going to play Elizabeth Taylor, but Elizabeth Taylor herself,'' she wrote. ``Not at least until I'm dead, and at the moment I'm having too much fun being alive ... and I plan on staying that way. Happiness to all.''
According to various media reports, Angelina Jolie and Catherine Zeta-Jones have expressed interest in portraying the screen icon. Among the names
rumored to be on the table for the role of Burton are Russell Crowe, Clive Owen and Colin Farrell.
Mike Nichols is reportedly on tap to direct the film, which would be based on the book ``Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and the Marriage of the Century.''