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Liam Neeson Covers 'Esquire' March 2011

Liam Neeson Covers 'Esquire' March 2011

Liam Neeson is the cover guy for the March 2011 issue of Esquire magazine!

Here’s what the 58-year-old Unknown actor had to share:

On coping with grief after losing his wife, Natasha Richardson: “I think I survived by running away some. Running away to work. Listen, I know how old I am and that I’m just a shoulder injury from losing roles like the one in Taken. So I stay with the training, I stay with the work. It’s easy enough to plan jobs, to plan a lot of work. That’s effective. But that’s the weird thing about grief. You can’t prepare for it. You think you’re gonna cry and get it over with. You make those plans, but they never work. It hits you in the middle of the night – well, it hits me in the middle of the night. I’m out walking. I’m feeling quite content. And it’s like suddenly, boom.”

On his role in Battleship: “I’m the admiral of the fleet. But get this, I was in Belfast this summer, visiting my family, and my agent kept calling me, saying, Have you read that? Are you ready? And I said for what now? The shooting isn’t till December. And he said no, no, no. It’s Sep-tember. They need you this coming Wednesday! I’d completely let it slip my mind.”

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  • jensenLUVER tanya

    he is one of a few actors i take seriously on screen. hes awesome. very talented. big fan!!

  • datommo

    Such a great guy, I admire him – he seems so down to earth.
    It’s so sad what happened to him and his family…

  • Vic

    Amazing actor! Awesome cover,great magazine,what can i say,THIS IS GONNA BE AN AWESOME MAG POST!

  • Respect

    I respect Liam.All the best to him.True love never die….

  • amazingactor&man

    Much, much respect to a great man. I wish him and his sons much love and support.
    You’ll never really get over the lost of a loved one but ultimately the pain will be less and lesser as years go by.

  • leela

    he’s one of the best actor in the business. great to see him on a cover of a magazine. enough of the pretty boys already.

  • Judy

    Thank you Liam for speaking from the heart about grief. Those of us who suffer our loss in silence are uplifted and are helped.

  • Kaz simply Amaazingg !!!!!!!!

    Burn this magazine

  • Anastasia

    I am a big of his!He is talented,down to earth,committed to his work and family and i was really sorry when his wife died.
    A man who has faced his loss with dignity,away from the spot life and i respect him for that enormously!
    This is a great cover,he is a very handsome and attractive man,plus he has that sexy irish accent that i can’t resist at..i am wishing him all the best,to be happy with his children.

  • andreanne

    I LOVE HIM , he looks so handsome..

  • soi

    Have always liked Liam. So sad about Natasha’s freak accident. He is a great actor.

  • mailey

    liam neeson is the shizzzzz.

  • Courtney

    Love Liam as I did Natasha who to remind you was part of an acting dynasty the Redgrave family. he was brave to open up like that about losing her

  • Mf

    Seriously what a sexy man and talented too!! <3

  • sugarbabe

    Poor Liam — he and Natasha were a very classy pair

  • http://Tj Sligo lambert ^__^ cute

    Old man in cover why ?

  • Luciana

    He’s just great!

  • Brightside

    58 and he still looks so good. He is still my perfect Jedi Master and I would love to be his padawan. You’re too cool, Liam.

  • ilia

    I have a total bro-crush on this man. He is an amazing actor, and that voice; women (and men) must be throwing themselves at him.

  • Glamourous

    As awful as Natasha’s death was, I am glad that he’s doing okay. Even if being a widower and single parent is very tough, Liam is lucky that he has two boys to love and nurture that will be a reminder of Natasha,

  • buell

    He is so HOT… I think my panties just ignited….

  • http://deleted lovelydee

    I feel so bad for him :[
    much respect for him,
    and he looks great.

  • sarah

    Ilove him! he’s so great actor….love him & his movies. p.s. he looks so good.

  • Ann

    OMG!!! He is a REAL man!! And such talented actor!!

  • freestuffffff

    A lost soul. Actually refers to that facile, boring, derivative piece of exploitative trash “Taken” without shame.