Exclusive – Liam Neeson: ‘I walked the streets with a cosh, hoping I’d be approached by a “black b******” so that I could kill him’ https://t.co/qfsk7dgAcc
— The Independent (@Independent) February 4, 2019
Liam Neeson has revealed he once walked the streets with a cosh for days looking to kill a “black bastard” after someone close to him was raped many years….
“She handled the situation of the rape in the most extraordinary way,” Neeson said during the interview, “But my immediate reaction was … did she know who it was? No. What colour were they? She said it was a black person.
I went up and down areas with a cosh, 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 bastard’ would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know? So that I could kill him.”
British actors, eh?
Tweeted this separately but adding it to this thread: You should absolutely read @kubared‘s take. “I’m glad that Neeson was so forthcoming about this story that he ‘never admitted’ to anyone else. It has shed light on a phenomenon that too few understand.”https://t.co/JszxIODPlw
— Clémence Michallon (@Clemence_Mcl) February 4, 2019
Áras an Uachtaráin, Phoenix Park, Dublin
Liam Neeson with President Higgins and Sabina Higgins is awarded The Presidential Distinguished Service Awards for the Irish Abroad, which highlights outstanding work by Irish people living overseas across a range of areas, from sport to science, charity or community support.
The Awards were formally presented at a ceremony at Áras an Uachtaráin on 30 November, but Mr Neeson was not able to attend that day owing to his teenage daughter’s abduction by Albanian sex traffickers in Paris.
In an interview first shown in February and repeated last night on CBS, 60 Minutes’ Anderson Cooper talked to Liam Neeson about losing his wife Natasha Richardson in 2009 and coping with grief.
He also paid tribute to friend Bono for something he said to Neeson’s son, Michael.
He has a very particular set of skills you know.
Thanks Sarah Byrnes