Liam Neeson Says He Will Soon Retire from Action Movies: 'There's a Couple in the Pipeline'
"There's a couple more I'm going to do this year" the actor tells Entertainment Tonight
Liam Neeson's days as an action hero may soon be coming to an end.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Neeson said that, after this year, he plans to stop filming action flicks.
"I'm 68 and a half — 69 this year," he told ET. "There's a couple more I'm going to do this year -- hopefully, COVID allowing us -- there's a couple in the pipeline and, then I think that will probably be it. Well, unless I'm on a Zimmer frame or something."
Neeson has been acting since the mid-1970s and has performed in a number of critically acclaimed roles.
In 2008, he started down an unexpected path to become a middle-aged action hero when he starred in Taken as a former government operative who must rescue his daughter after she's kidnapped in Paris.
The actor's latest film, The Marksman, is in select theaters on Friday. In the film, he plays a former Marine turned rancher who must leave his life of solitude to protect an 11-year-old boy from drug cartel assassins.
Recently, he caught up with People (the TV Show!) to talk about his iconic action roles and how, even at nearly 70, he still loves starring in them.
"I like doing it," he told People (the TV Show!). "The scripts are good. I'm kind of like a kid in a candy store."
Neeson is known for taking pride in doing many of his own stunts. He revealed to People (the TV Show!) that his sons also approve of his action star status.
"They're very much behind me, I think," he said. "I haven't caught them laughing when I've left the room."
Now that he may be easing back from these high-powered roles, comedy may be on the horizon for the actor.
"I've been approached by Seth McFarlane and Paramount Studios to maybe resurrect the Naked Gun films," he told People (the TV Show!).
He jokes, "It'll either finish my career or bring it in another direction. I honestly don't know."