He’s one of Hollywood’s greatest actors and he’s getting in on the action with the #1 thriller, Taken. Here Liam Neeson takes questions from users of Uinterview.com.

 


Q: Hi Liam, this is Jessica in London, England. You play a government "fixer" in the film 'Taken,' and I wanted to know, did you get to meet any real-life fixers before making the movie? — Jessica, London, England - Uinterview User

There were a couple of men I met, yes, before we started shooting who had done some shady stuff for governments in their past. A couple of the stories they told me would literally make the hair on the back of your neck stand up.

Q: Thank you very much for that. So the other question I had was, could you relate at all to the role of the overprotective father? - Jessica, London, England - Uinterview User

Well, I'm a father of two boys, so I can certainly imagine if something bad were to happen to them, it would be, certainly, any parents worst nightmare.

Q: Hi Liam. This is Bill from San Francisco. Doing an action movie seems like a big change of pace for you. Did you specifically choose this movie because you wanted to do an action film? - Bill, San Francisco - Uinterview User

I did! I found the script a real page-turner from beginning to end. I literally couldn't put it down. I love the fact that the hero is in his late 40s; he's not a kid. Luc Besson had co-written it; it was his company doing it. It was a no-brainer for me. I thought, "Wow I'd love to do this."

Q: My follow-up question is, this role is extremely physical. Were you allowed to do many of your own stunts? - Bill, San Francisco - Uinterview User

I did want to do all the fights myself, which I did. The stunts — I left that to my stunt double, Mark Vanselow. I was thrilled to do it! It's something I don't often get the chance to do.