Liam Neeson has stated that he wasn’t such a fan of his iconic telephone scene from Taken (2008) at first.
The scene sees Neeson’s character Bryan Mills threatening the one who kidnapped his daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) over the telephone, which birthed the well-known line “I’ve a selected set of abilities.”
The actor has stated quite a few occasions over time that he by no means anticipated the motion movie, which spawned two sequels in 2012 and 2014, to be as profitable with followers because it truly was.
“I actually did sound scary, however I assumed it was corny,” Neeson informed Vainness Honest in a current interview. “It was a cornball. I actually did really feel that. It’s good to be confirmed mistaken.”
Neeson beforehand informed Leisure Weekly in 2020 that on the time, he thought Taken would change into a field workplace flop.
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“I assumed, ‘Nicely, that is going to go straight-to-video. A brief little European thriller, it’d play okay for a pair weeks in France after which it’ll go straight-to-video,’” he stated. “However Fox took it and so they very cleverly did an excellent trailer and put it throughout numerous sporting occasions across the nation and so they made it an actual success. I bear in mind the primary weekend it got here in at No. 3, after which it got here as much as No. 2 after which No. 1, after which it went all the way down to No. 4, and it got here as much as No. 3 once more. It simply had this extraordinary cycle.”
That stated, Neeson has additionally beforehand stated that he loved taking pictures Taken and appreciated what number of doorways it opened for his movie profession.
“I had no concept that it will lead onto different movies and different motion scripts,” Neeson informed the identical publication in 2019. “They began sending me motion scripts and also you’d see ‘Main man, age 37’ crossed out and ‘late 40s, early 50s’ written in as an alternative. I really feel very privileged, and a bit bit responsible. I’m having battle scenes with guys half my age and I simply can’t cease laughing.”
Neeson lately made headlines by calling Conor McGregor “a bit leprechaun”, saying he had given Eire “a foul title”.