Liam Neeson: Acting is a luxury


Liam Neeson will take most roles if they pay well. The star will always hold a special place in people's hearts for playing badass father-on-a-mission Bryan Mills in the Taken franchise.

'Then he'll tell me how much I get for the role. And I'll do it'

Since then he's appeared in similar action-heavy flicks such as aeroplane-based thriller Non-Stop and crime drama A Walk Among the Tombstones. While he's aware of typecasting, a healthy salary can always win him over.

"My agent will suggest something and I'll be outraged and exclaim, 'No!' Then he'll tell me how much I get for the role. And I'll do it," he laughed to German magazine TV Movie.

At 62, Liam isn't necessarily an obvious action hero. But he's grateful to still be working and offered all these parts.

"It's a luxury I'm still working at this age," he smiled. "The hero in action movies is usually mid-30s. I'll send those scripts straight back, but a week later I'll get a new one through and the main character is suddenly in his mid-50s."

Liam has Taken 3 out next year and also appears in crime drama Run All Night and fantasy A Monster Calls, which have a 2015 and 2016 release dates, respectively.

It might seem like a lot for the father-of-two to take on, but he's not fazed.

"I feel good and do my press-ups every day," he said. "All the fight scenes and punch ups I do myself. But a stuntman does any jumps through windows."

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