comscore Liam Neeson admits he wanted to kill after friend was raped | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

Liam Neeson admits he wanted to kill after friend was raped

  • VIANNEY LE CAER/INVISION/ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Actor Liam Neeson posed for photographers, in Sept. 2016, upon his arrival at the premiere of the film ‘Hunt For The Wilderpeople’ in London. Liam Neeson said he had violent thoughts some time ago about killing a black person after learning that someone close to him had been raped.

LONDON >> Liam Neeson says he’s ashamed to admit he had violent thoughts about killing a black person after learning that someone close to him had been raped.

Neeson says that after being told the attacker was black, he “went up and down areas with a cosh (stick or truncheon)” hoping a black person “would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know? So that I could kill him.”

The Northern Ireland-born actor recounted the story in an interview published today in The Independent while promoting the movie “Cold Pursuit.” He said the incident happened some time ago.

Neeson called his reaction “horrible,” saying it taught him a lesson about the “primal need” for revenge.

Neeson’s publicist didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature
Comments (15)

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Terms of Service. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. Report comments if you believe they do not follow our guidelines.

Having trouble with comments? Learn more here.

Scroll Up