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Liam Neeson Admits He's Tired of Phone Call Films.

Aug 17 2014, 4:47pm CDT | by , in News

Liam Neeson Admits He's Tired of Phone Call Films.
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The star actor is "Hesitant" to play in another phone call feature movie.

Liam Neeson stated recently that he has concerns about doing films based around "another f**king phone call."

When Neeson took the spotlight action role in the 2008 hit film "Taken", about a man fighting to save his kidnapped daughter.  Without doubt fan reaction was resoundingly “This is the sort of movie that Liam Neeson should be in,” grossing over a quarter billion dollars in the world wide box office.  He became well known for classic line "I will find you and I will kill you", which he utters during a call with one of the abductors.


Neeson, 62, who stars in the upcoming action mystery "Walk Among the Tombstones," about a private investigator that is tasked with finding a drug kingpins kidnapped wife. Initially he was hesitant about accepting the part after reading over the script.

"When I first read Scott's [Scott Frank, director-and-writer] script, I hesitated," he admitted to Empire magazine.

"Because I thought, 'Here we go, here's another f**king telephone call, talking to the bad guys.' So there was this huge question mark before taking it on."

The film itself is darker and more gritty than other action/thriller movies he has been cast in as the main character.  This led many of the other cast to figure out their own method in getting into the mood for a darker film, including listening to darker music than they were used to normally hearing.

Neeson admitted he had his own way to prepare for his role in the film; injecting himself into the space from memories of his own dark battles after his wife Natasha Richardson tragically passed away in a 2009 skiing accident.
 
"I knew what was required and I can easily access that kind of darkness, you know," he said.


The actor has two sons, Micheál and Daniel, with his late wife. He's previously revealed it's not just his fans that are obsessed with Taken - his kids are too.

“I have recorded a special voicemail [with Taken quotes] so many times for my kids!” he laughed to Australian radio hosts Kyle and Jackie O.

“And they have to prompt me on the lines, because I forgot them, which is a little embarrassing!”

 

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