Neeson spoke with Access Hollywood about it, saying that he and Mad Mel are “cool.”
“I spoke to Mel. Mel’s cool about it. We’re all cool,” said Liam.
Ok, buddy—whatever helps you sleep at night!
Neeson went on to say that he did in fact realize he wasn’t the first choice for the role. “Apparently, yes [the part was Mel’s] — I didn’t realize it at the time,” he said.
But he said there’s no bad blood between himself and Gibson, and their conversation about him taking over the role was “pleasant.”
Maybe Liam was spared from the wrath of Mel because they worked together in the past. “Mel and I did a movie together about 20 or 25 years ago,” Liam said. “It was a long time ago. So, we know each other.”
Well, Mel has a lot on his plate now with the whole custody battle thing, so it’s probably better he didn’t start another fight in Hollywood. I wasn’t quite ready for his comeback anyways….maybe a few years down the line people will start to forget what a maniac he is.