Liam Neeson admits stories of him fallen for a thriller girl whereas filming in Australia had been the results of a joke he tried to make primarily based on the title of 1 his personal films.
The actor, 69, who has barely dated for the reason that loss of life of his spouse Natasha Richardson 13 years in the past, spent a number of months in Melbourne whereas filming motion film Blacklight in 2020.
Regardless of town being in stage-four lockdown on the time as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, Neeson claimed he discovered himself in a romantic entanglement with a girl, however sadly she was ‘taken’.
Misinterpreted: Liam Neeson admits stories of him fallen for a thriller girl whereas filming in Australia had been the results of a joke he tried to make primarily based on the title of 1 his personal films
However the Irish star has since insisted it was a joke that had been misinterpreted throughout his interview with Australian breakfast present Dawn.
‘It was b***ocks,’ Neeson, who turns 70 subsequent month, advised the Each day Mail’s Richard Eden. ‘I stated, “I fell in love, however she was taken.” That’s a joke.’
The actor maintained he’s nonetheless grieving his actress spouse, Natasha Richardson, who died in a snowboarding accident in 2009 on the age of 45.
Chatting with Dawn hosts David Koch and Natalie Barr in February about his journey to Australia, he stated: ‘I beloved Melbourne. I beloved our Australian crew, they’re improbable employees.
Misfire: The Irish star insists the joke was a reference to his 2008 blockbuster, Taken (pictured)
Heartbroken: Neeson’s late spouse Natasha Richardson died aged 45 after hitting her head throughout a newbie’s snowboarding lesson in Quebec, Canada, in 2009 (Pictured collectively in 2008)
‘Each division was very good. They had been their very own folks, have you learnt what I imply? They’d a fantastic sense of humour.’
Breaking right into a figuring out smile, he added: ‘I made a few friends… I fell in love, however she was taken.’
The actor loved field workplace success with 2008 blockbuster Taken, wherein his character – a retired Inexperienced Beret and former CIA operative – goes on a global hunt for his daughter after she is kidnapped in Paris.
Journey: Neeson spent a number of months in Melbourne in 2020 whereas filming the motion film Blacklight (pictured)
Neeson’s late spouse Natasha Richardson died on the age of 45 from an epidural hematoma (bleeding across the mind) two days after hitting her head throughout a newbie’s snowboarding lesson in Quebec, Canada, in 2009.
Chatting with CBS’s Anderson Cooper in 2014 about his loss, Neeson recalled arriving on the hospital and being advised by medical doctors his spouse was mind lifeless after her accident.
‘She was on life assist… I went in to her and I advised her I beloved her. I stated, “Sweetie, you’re not getting back from this, you’ve banged your head,”‘ he stated.
‘She and I had made a pact, if any of us received right into a vegetative state that we’d pull the plug. That was my quick thought, “Okay, these tubes must go. She’s gone.”‘
Neeson and Richardson married 1994 and shared two sons, Micheál and Daniel.
Former flame: Neeson has hardly ever spoken out about his love life for the reason that lack of his spouse, however ended a two-year relationship with British publicist Freya St Johnston in 2012 (pictured 2011)
Neeson has hardly ever spoken out about his love life for the reason that lack of his spouse, however ended a two-year relationship with British publicist Freya St Johnston in 2012.
An insider advised MailOnline on the time: ‘He advised her he needed to spend extra time in New York and that he actually needs to make extra time for his kids.
‘Freya needs one thing extra critical, however Liam feels it’s too quickly. His spouse solely died three years in the past, he needs to take issues sluggish.’