Liam Neeson Says Sons Are Impressed With His New Physique

10/03/2008 at 07:00 PM ET

In his latest film Taken, Liam Neeson plays a father spurred to action after his grown daughter (played by former Lost actress Maggie Grace) is kidnapped. That he himself is dad to Micheál Richard Antonio, 13, and Daniel Jack, 12, with wife Natasha Richardson made the subject matter particularly poignant. "It just had a double impact with me," the 56-year-old actor recently told GMTV. "I think for any parent, the worst thing you can imagine in life is your child being taken and not knowing what’s happened to them."

Both boys have seen the film and gave it their "seal of approval" — but Liam said they were even more impressed by the buff physique he took on for the role. "They said ‘Dad, that’s cool!’" Liam recalled. "And that was about the highest praise you can get." As for Schindler’s List, for which he received an Oscar nomination in 1993, Liam intends to show the legendary film to his oldest son soon. "I haven’t seen it myself in several years, so I want to watch it again, with [Micheál] and some of his peers," Liam said.

Taken is slated for release in the United States in January 2009.

Source: GMTV

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Schindlers list is one of my favorite movies. He was so outstanding in it and that is even an understatement. Liam looks so great for 56.

stephanie on

How do you pronounce Micheál? My guess is Mee-kay-al.

Louie on

Stephanie, it’s the Irish version of Michael. It’s pronounced Me-hawl.

phoebe on

That’s such a cute post! And I’ve just realise how much Liam looks like Anthony LaPaglia!

Anais on

I think showing his son Schindler’s List is a great idea! I only worry that his son will feel a bit awkward when his dad’s bare bum is on screen, hahaha. Aside from that, Schindler’s List is a very important film to show teens who can handle it. I think it’s great that Micheál is able to say that his dad was a big part of making one of the best movies ever.