Liam Neeson Talks THE GREY and TAKEN 2

     January 23, 2012


With director Joe Carnahan’s (Narc, Smokin’ Aces, and The A-Team) awesome survival-action flick The Grey opening this weekend, I recently got the chance to talk with the cast.  Starring Liam Neeson, Dallas Roberts, James Badge Dale, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo, Nonso Anozie, and Joe Anderson, The Grey is about a group of oilmen who have crash landed in the hunting zone of a rogue pack of wolves in the Alaskan tundra.  If you’re a fan of the cast, Carnahan, or just well made movies, The Grey will not disappoint.

During my interview with Neeson we talked about the challenges of making the film, how he got involved in the project, how many takes he likes to do, and which movie more people want to talk about when the meet him: Love Actually, Batman Begins or Star Wars.  In addition Neeson we talked about how filming on Taken 2 has been going, and if they feel any pressure after the first film was both a commercial and critical hit.  Hit the jump to watch.

Finally, for fans of Christopher Nolan‘s Batman movies, I wore the Bane viral Dark Knight Rises t-shirt to see if I could get a reaction out of Neeson.  After all, you never know if he could be in a flashback.

Liam Neeson

  • We talk about my Bane Fire Rises Dark Knight Rises t-shirt…
  • Do more people want to talk about Love Actually, Batman Begins or Star Wars when they meet him
  • How did he get involved in The Grey and the challenges of making it
  • How many takes does he like to do
  • Taken 2 talk. How has the shoot been going and do they feel any pressure on the sequel as the first film was both a commercial and critical hit

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  • The Editor

    Fun interview. Neeson seems like a nice guy.

    • JerJer

      He is, i ran into him once a long time ago, and he has great moral character… the guy is just unreal. Very cool person to talk to…

  • Mars

    “That’s obscene.” LOL gotta love Liam.

    He’s gotten bored with beating the shit outta people, so now he takes it out on wolves.

  • Gavin

    “Do more people want to talk about Love Actually, Batman Begins or Star Wars when they meet him?”

    Personally Steve, I think this is a lot more engaging and a lot more interesting “fun” question than your karaoke question. I think the karaoke one is kind of hackey to be honest but that was a great question. Well done man!

  • Rp

    Great interview. Short and sweet, and tells me everything I wanted to know. Thanks.

  • Mars

    Btw, nice shirt. And umm, are your fingernails painted? Looks like it.

  • jayjay

    Taken 2, Hell Yeah!!!!!!

  • stevedamien

    thanks for posting the raw interview, so much more insight that way

  • Keep it a hard R!

    “That’s Obscene” Gotta love Liam.

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    David Fincher is crying because Liam F’ing Neeson said he wont film with him.

  • brandon

    Hey Collider! let me know if you are evr looking for an employee who knows how to mic an interview.


  • Evan

    Personally, I think I would ask him about Schindler’s List.

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  • Chris

    Any advice on how to actually view the interview???