While the search goes on for the following 007, Liam Neeson reveals that the function of James Bond was as soon as his for the taking – besides his companion had different concepts. 

Following the success of Schindler’s List during which he performed the title function, Neeson’s star was excessive within the early Nineties, and the James Bond individuals got here calling. 

Neeson advised The Times of London that he had expressed his sturdy curiosity within the function, till his then girlfriend, actress Natasha Richardson, intervened, cautious of what Neeson known as the “attractive women in numerous nations getting out and in of [Bond’s] mattress.”

The actor revealed Richardson had advised him she wouldn’t marry him if he took the function, and so he turned it down – leaving the licence to kill free for Pierce Brosnan to gather. Instead, Neeson and Richardson did get married in 1994 and had two sons earlier than the actress’s dying following a snowboarding accident in 2009.

Neeson’s profession has contained greater than his justifiable share of high-octane motion thrills, nevertheless – his present function as Philip Marlowe in a brand new tackle the LA-based personal detective is his a hundredth film, and he revealed he continues to be despatched motion scripts, regardless of now being 70. 

The Taken star advised The Times, “I’ll name up my agent and say, ‘Do they know what age I’m?’

“People say I do my very own stunts. I don’t. But look, the greenback quantity may be very pleasing. And I’m not getting any youthful.”

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