Since Dame Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson were such close friend, it seems only fitting that the movie legend would want to experience This Is It, the movie made from MJ’s rehearsal footage for his comeback tour. Entertainment Tonight reports that Elizabeth was among the first to see the film at a private screening this past weekend.

Elizabeth hosted the screening at MGM, where she once had a long-term film contract. Guests included her longtime loveJason Winters, son Christopher Wilding and his wife Margie; Jose Eber and Miko Brando — Marlon Brando’s son and Michael’s former assistant, as well as MJ’s entire staff.

Dame Elizabeth was overheard saying, “The film was pure genius and the most magnificent film.” And according to ET‘s inside source, she led a standing ovation at the end of the film.

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