Liam Neeson - Liam Neeson Still Interested In Portraying Paisley

Liam Neeson turned down the chance to play revered former Irish leader Reverend Ian Paisley in a biopic because the script was so bad.

The actor, who has played real-life figures Michael Collins, sex doctor Alfred Kinsey and Oskar Schindler on the big screen, admits he's still interested in portraying the co-founder of Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party - if the right script comes along.

Neeson says, "I have been approached before. I've read a couple of scripts based on him, but they were atrocious. They're really bad."

Neeson was originally slated to play another great historical leader, Abraham Lincoln, in Steven Spielberg's Oscar-nominated film Lincoln, but the role eventually went to Daniel Day-Lewis when scheduling issues forced the Taken actor to step down from the project.


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