Primed for comedy
end of Taken 2 seems to leave the door open for another sequel – and the fans are sure to want another one. But the film’s star, Liam Neeson, isn’t so sure. ‘‘Do you think so? I don’t think so,’’ he says, shaking his head modestly. ‘‘I think we’re finished. Mind you, I thought we were finished with the last one.’’ In fact, Neeson is ready to pass the baton to Maggie Grace, who plays his character, Bryan Mills’ daughter, Kim. ‘‘Maggie’s very fit, so I didn’t have to teach her anything. She took it all onboard. So if there is a sequel it should be based on Maggie’s character.’’ Earlier this year, Neeson made a cameo as himself in Warwick Davis and Ricky Gervais’s comedy Life’s Too Short, in which he appeared discussing – completely deadpan – his desire to move into comedy. The sketch was hilarious, but Neeson gives Gervais all the credit. ‘‘That was all scripted, every comma and full-stop was all scripted by Ricky and Stephen (Merchant), his writing partner. It’s a great little skit. And Ricky just kept saying be really serious about it.’’ The experience has given Neeson an appetite for more. A brilliant mimic, with excellent comic timing, he admits he would like to do a comedy ‘‘if I can find something that’s right’’.