There is a line in "The Mirror Crack'd," one Kim Novak directs at Elizabeth Taylor, one that plays on Ms. Taylor's heft. It is one of the funnier lines in the movie, and Miss Taylor takes it well, both on and off the screen.
"Of course, I didn't resent it," she said. "We all fed the script."
She is thinner than she was. She is not the beautiful gamin who rode "National Velvet" all those years ago, but she is thinner than she was when she did a television movie two years ago.
She is also very natural, very easy when she talks to the press, as she did, table by table at the Essex Hotel in New York.
"I don't mind...