Liam Neeson doesn't want to take another phone call

2014-08-19 20:00
Liam Neeson
Los Angeles  - Liam Neeson is wary of accepting roles in films similar to Taken.

Neeson, 62, has enjoyed huge success with the Taken franchise, which sees him play the role of a retired CIA operative, but the Irish-born star admits he was initially reluctant to accept a role in new film A Walk Among the Tombstones because he thought it was too similar to Taken.

He explained to Empire magazine: "When I first read Scott's Frank, director-and-writer script, I hesitated. Because I thought, 'Here we go, here's another expletive telephone call, talking to the bad guys.' So there was this huge question mark before taking it on."

Neeson said that unlike some of his co-stars - who took to listening to strange music in preparation for their roles - he finds it easy to tap into the film's dark mentality.

He added: "I knew what was required and I can easily access that kind of darkness, you know."

A Walk Among the Tombstones also features Very Good Girls star Boyd Holbrook and Dan Stevens, who appeared in Dowton Abbey until 2012, and will open in cinemas on September 19.

Watch the trailer here:

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