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Liam Neeson Explains Why He'd Never Play James Bond

Liam Neeson Explains Why He'd Never Play James Bond

Liam Neeson was one of the many whose name was mentioned whenever a new Bond movie was announced.

However, the 69-year-old actor is opening up about why he never said yes to the opportunity and why it still won’t happen to this day.

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During his appearance on The Late Late Show earlier this week, Liam confirmed he did receive a few calls about the role.

However, it was his late wife, Natasha Richardson, who shut the notion down.

“Yeah, they approached, I believe it was a couple of calls from Barbara Broccoli, who’s now the main producer of the Bond films,” Liam shared with James Corden. “This was after I had done Schindler’s List, which was 26 years ago. But I wasn’t offered it. I know they were looking at various actors and I, apparently, was among them.”

He added, “However, my dear departed wife did say to me – we were doing a movie together in South Carolina – and she says, ‘Darling, if you’re offered James Bond, and you’re going to play it, you’re not going to marry me.’”

Natasha sadly died after a skiing accident in 2009. See what one of their sons is doing to honor her memory.

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