Primed for com­edy

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - MOVIES -

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’’.

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