Liam Neeson is an accomplished actor who has been in a number of noteworthy films, including the Oscar-nominated Holocaust drama Schindler’s List.
The historical biography detailed the story of Oskar Schindler, a German manufacturer who employed 1,200 Jews during World War II and kept them alive until the end.
The film, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Liam Neeson, won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. So you may think that Liam Neeson warmly remembers this picture and his performance, but that isn’t the case.
In a Recent Interview with The Irish Talk Show the Late Late Show, Neeson Told Host Ryan Tubridy:
“I think it’s a fantastic film, and Steven has created something very remarkable. I’m extremely dissatisfied with my performance. Because I don’t recognize myself in it.
You know, it’s just me, Liam Neeson. Steven directed me down to the smallest detail. There were occasions — as evidenced by the photo of me smoking a cigarette…
He’d instruct me when to smoke because I was a smoker at the time. He’d be reminding me to take a breath. ‘I can’t handle this,’ I recall saying. ‘I’m not a puppet,’ you understand.
Anyway, there are a lot of scenarios, so I’m conscious that Steven is instructing me on how to hold the cigarette, when to breathe, and when to glance here and there when I see it. So, despite the fact that I believe the film is brilliant, I’m not pleased with my performance.”
Spielberg is a brilliant director who created a terrific film. It all paid off because of Liam Neeson’s fantastic performance, but it doesn’t sound like a fun experience! Neeson and Spielberg were on the verge of reuniting for the 2012 picture Lincoln, in which Neeson was slated to play the titular 16th president, but he dropped out due to his wife’s untimely death. Daniel Day-Lewis went on to win the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance.
Liam Neeson has since gone on to star in a slew of other films, and while he doesn’t fondly recall his time in that part, he will always be known for giving an outstanding performance.
Now, Obviously, the Big Question Here Is Who Did He Fall in Love With?
“We just have to track down this woman who captivated his heart,” a perplexed Aspen joked shortly after the interview. I’m not sure who she was, but she piqued my interest.” Of course, he’s curious. We’re all guilty of it. What is the name of this woman? Was your love returned? Is it a done deal? If that’s the case, how does one react to Darkman cuckolding them?
Whatever the situation may be, Neeson must be irritated by the revelation, because he has now claimed that the whole thing was a ruse. “It was a load of nonsense,” Neeson told the Daily Mail earlier this week. “I told her, ‘I fell in love with her, but she was already taken.’ That’s a prank.”
Unless I’m mistaken, the joke appears to be that Neeson claimed to have fallen in love with a woman who had been kidnapped and that he also appeared in the film Taken.
Which not only seems to approach the farthest imaginable orbit point of what makes a joke but also appears to make his existence exceedingly unworkable.
Because a precedent has now been established. When Liam Neeson mentions the title of one of his films in a sentence, it’s assumed that he’s making a joke. If his car is ever stolen, he will no longer be able to call the police and declare, “This is Liam Neeson, my car has been stolen,” for fear of the entire police department howling with knowing laughter.
I’ll admit that at this point, I’m not sure if Neeson was joking or just trying to course-correct in a clumsy manner. At this point, I’ve seen the interview so many times that I’ve lost any sense of context.
Is the wait before he adds the word “taken” intended to set up a punchline, or is it just a usual space between words? I believe his brows may have raised slightly as he said that, but it’s possible he was just scratching his head.
There is only one way to discover the truth. We’ll have to pay close attention to every interview Neeson does from now on. We have every reason to suspect a rat if he never mentions the titles of any of his other films in an otherwise unrelated statement.
If he says things like “I fell in love, but I was the third person,” or “I fell in love, but she ate breakfast on Pluto,” or “I fell in love, but she was the Dark Knight Rises,” we can all rest comfortably knowing we’re in the midst of a comic genius.
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