“It’s very hard to unpick you choices,” the 71-year-old film legend said. “A lot of it was luck, but a lot of it was choice, absolutely. Yes, I did very consciously choose my work over my relationships right up to the time that I met Taylor. I was 38 when I met Taylor, pretty late in life."
"We got married in the end because we realized that we were going to be together forever," the British star continued. "We got married, ultimately, for legal reasons more than anything else -- estate planning and other complicated things like that. And our families, we sensed, wanted us to be married. I always said I have nothing against marriage; it just wasn't to my taste, like turnips. It took me a very long time to come round to acquiring the taste. I just had to meet the right turnip.”
The couple met on the set of White Nights and started dating in 1984, but didn’t make things official until 13 years later, when they tied the knot on New Year’s Eve in the Scottish Highlands, Scotland.