Liam Neeson discusses plans to retire from action films

16 Janvier, 2021, 05:59 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
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Liam Neeson has said he plans to retire from action films soon.

Liam Neeson became an action star in the wake of 2008 movie "Taken".

Neeson, who had spent the majority of his career as a dramatic actor before appearing in the first of the Takenseries in 2008, told Entertainment Tonight that he'll hang up his fists of fury after finishing some projects now in the works. I'm 68 and a half.

"There's a couple more I'm going to do this year - hopefully, COVID allowing us - there's a couple in the pipeline and, then I think that will probably be it".

Speaking on Entertainment Tonight, he said of retiring: "Oh, yeah".

He added: "I love doing them".

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But despite deciding to focus away from the usual, he admitted he would "miss beating up guys half my age".

"I had a fight scene with a kid - lovely, sweet actor called Taylor - and halfway through the fight I looked up".

"He said, '25.' I said, 'That's the age of my eldest son!'"

Neeson's new thriller The Marksman - in which he plays a former Marine protecting a boy from cartel assassins - is his second actioner in just a few months, after autumn 2020 release Honest Thief.

In 2019 Neeson was embroiled in a race row after he said in an interview that he harboured violent thoughts about killing a black person after someone close to him was raped.

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