Liam Neeson, the actor that brought “I will find you…” — sorry, Taken, revealed his real-life version of the thriller-action film.
During an interview with The Independent promoting his latest film, Cold Pursuit, Liam told a “true” story that people are comparing to his character, Bryan Mills, in Taken.
Liam said, There’s something primal, God forbid you’ve ever had a member of your family hurt under criminal conditions… I’ll tell you a story. This is true,”.
He continued, “I went up and down areas with a cosh [a heavy stick], hoping I’d be approached by somebody — I’m ashamed to say that — and I did it for maybe a week, hoping some [Neeson gestures air quotes with his fingers] ‘black b******’ would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know? So that I could … kill him,” — Liam explained.
Liam also explained that growing up in Northern Island, it helped him “understand that need for revenge, but it just leads to more revenge, to more killing and more killing, and Northern Ireland’s proof of that. All this stuff that’s happening in the world, the violence, is proof of that, you know. But that primal need, I understand.”
Many are reporting on the interview saying “basically, Liam Neeson has just admitted he’s a full blown racist,” referring to the way he described his thought process whilst “hunting” for the suspect.