Liam Neeson Will Probably Stop Making Action Movies in Two Years
If you've had your fill of Liam Neeson in action thrillers after the Taken franchise, A Walk Among the Tombstones, Unknown and Non-Stop, it sounds like the actor feels the same way. In an interview with The Guardian (via THR) while promoting his latest attempt in the genre, Run All Night with Joel Kinnaman and Ed Harris, Neeson was asked just how much longer he can keep this up since he's now 62 years old. Thankfully, it sounds like he's close to throwing in the towel on being a surprise action star since 2008. His response was, "Maybe two more years — if God spares me, and I'm healthy. But after that, I’ll stop, I think."
This makes perfect sense since Neeson isn't getting any younger, and his breakout as an action star was a surprise at his age anyway. So Neeson rode out this wave as long as he could, and it surely resulted in some solid paychecks, which will hopefully allow him to be more selective about his roles in the next phase of his career. After all, he's got a variety of projects coming up, including a role in Ted 2 as well as the fantasy drama A Monster Calls, and Martin Scorsese's next film Silence. So he's got plenty of other, more promising opportunities to keep his career going strong outside of the action genre. Thoughts?