Liam Neeson

  • Aired:  10/02/12
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"Taken 2" star Liam Neeson discusses his favorite Turkish cuisine and his penchant for late-night movies. (6:24)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK!

MY GUEST TONIGHT, HIS NEW MOVIE IS CALLED "TAKEN 2."

>> WHERE'S MOM?

>> SHE'S FINE.

SHE'S NOT FAR.

>>S WHERE SHE?

>> COME ON, KIM, MOVE!

>> WHERE ARE WE GOING?

>> WE HAVE TO GO TO THE EMBASSY.

>> I'M NOT SURE I CAN.

>> YOU KNOW HOW TO SHOOT?

>> NO.

>> THEN DRIVE.

>>>> THAT'S WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE THE SUBWAY.

(LAUGHTER) PLEASE WELCOME BACK TO THE PROGRAM LIAM NEESON.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) HOW YOU BEEN?

>> THANK YOU.

CONGRATULATIONS.

>> Jon: THANK YOU.

OH, THE EMMY THING?

VERY KIND OF YOU TO SAY.

A GENTLEMAN IN THE AUDIENCE TONIGHT WANTED TO KNOW WHY I DIDN'T RECEIVE AN EMMY FOR MY WORK ON "THE FACULTY."

(LAUGHTER) WHICH IS THE WRONG QUESTION ON SO MANY DIFFERENT LEVELS.

(LAUGHTER) THAT -- THAT WAS THE KIND OF THING "TAKEN 2" WHAT TYPE OF AWARDS DO YOU THINK -- ARE THERE

AWARDS FOR KICKING SO MUCH ASS IN A MOVIE?

(LAUGHTER) THE ASSIES, MAYBE?

>> THERE'S AN IDEA.

>> Jon: WHAT DID THEY TAKE THIS TIME?

THE LAST TIME THEY TOOK YOUR DAUGHTER.

>> WELL, I DON'T WANT TO SPOIL IT TOO MUCH WITH THE AUDIENCE BUT --

>> Jon: FAMILY?

WHOLE FAMILY?

>> FAMILY.

ALL OF US.

>> Jon: LET ME ASK YOU THIS: SO THE FIRST MOVIE THEY TAKE YOUR DAUGHTER.

OKAY THAT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYBODY.

(LAUGHTER) BUT BY THE SECOND TIME ONCE THEY TAKE YOUR FAMILY, I'M STARTING TO THINK YOU GUYS ARE IRRESPONSIBLE.

(LAUGHTER) I'M STARTING TO THINK THAT THIS IS AN ISSUE OF LACK OF PERSONAL CONTROL.

>> IT'S BAD PARENTING.

AND YOU'RE RIGHT, WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE SUBWAY SYSTEM?

(LAUGHTER).

>> Jon: BY THE WAY, WHERE WAS THAT TAXI -- WHERE WAS THAT --

>> ISTANBUL IN TURKEY.

>> Jon: SO IN ISTANBUL.

SO IF YOUR DAUGHTER, AN AMERICAN WOMAN, IS DRIVING A TAXI IN ISTANBUL DO THEY GO "THESE FOREIGN DRIVERS"?

>> THERE'S A LITTLE BIT OF THAT, YEAH.

>> Jon: DU HOWE DID YOU LIKE ISTANBUL.

>> IT'S A BEAUTIFUL PLACE.

>> Jon: I WOULD LOVE TO GO THERE.

>> IT'S A REALLY AMAZING CITY.

>> Jon: HAD YOU BEEN THERE PREVIOUSLY?

>> I'D NEVER BEEN BUT I READ UP ABOUT IT.

YOU KNOW; IT USED TO BE CONSTANTINOPLE, THE GATEWAY FROM THE WEST TO THE EAST.

IT'S INCREDIBLE CULTURE AND HISTORY.

>> Jon: DO THEY HAVE CHICK-FIL-A?

(LAUGHTER) WHAT ARE THE KINDS OF -- DO YOU IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE LOCAL CULTURE?

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD THAT YOU HAD?

>> ACTUALLY, YOU KNOW WHAT MY FAVORITE FOOD WAS?

IT WAS A CHICKEN WRAP EVERY NIGHT.

>> Jon: CHICKEN WRAP EVERY NIGHT.

>> YES.

>> Jon: YOU'RE A MAN OF SIMPLE PLEASURES.

>> VERY SIMPLE.

>> Jon: WAS IT TURKISH?

WAS THERE SOMETHING ABOUT IT --

>> IT WAS KIND OF A LITTLE SPICE TO IT.

>> Jon: CUMIN.

IT'S CUMIN.

>> IT WASN'T CUMIN.

>> Jon: NO, IT'S CUMIN.

IT'S CUMIN.

(LAUGHTER) BELIEVE ME, I READ AN AWFUL LOT ABOUT -- IT'S CUMIN.

(LAUGHTER)

>> I'M NOT SURE.

>> Jon: LEAVES A LITTLE BIT OF THAT --

>> YEAH, A LITTLE BIT OF THAT.

(LAUGHTER) LEAVES YOUR TEETH A LITTLE BIT YELLOW, TOO, ACTUALLY.

>> Jon: DID YOU EVER SEE "MIDNIGHT EXPRESS"?

>> I DID, YEAH.

>> Jon: I AM ALWAYS AFRAID THAT I'LL GO TO TURKEY AND AS I'M LEAVING, LIKE, THEY'LL PULL MY SHIRT UP AND I'LL HAVE LIKE

FOR NO REASON HASH BRICKS.

(LAUGHTER) STRAPPED TO MY STOMACH.

I JUST -- BECAUSE THAT MOVIE TO THIS DAY --

>> IT'S SCARY.

>> Jon: -- FREAKS ME OUT.

>> I WATCHED IT QUITE RECENTLY, TOO.

>> Jon: DID YOU REALLY.

>> IT PACKS A PUNCH.

>> Jon: WHAT WERE YOU UP LATE?

>> EXACTLY, 3:00 IN THE MORNING, YOU CAN'T SLEEP AND IT COMES ON YOU'RE LIKE, OH, YEAH.

(LAUGHTER).

>> Jon: YOU KNOW WHAT MOVIE THAT IS FOR ME?

I HAVE SEEN "SHAW SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION LIKE" MAYBE -- HAVE YOU SEEN IT?

I'VE SEEN "SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION 700 TIMES."

>> 3:00 IN THE MORNING.

>> Jon: RIGHT, WHEN I CAN'T SLEEP.

>> IT'S A GOOD MOVIE, ISN'T IT?

AND I WATCHED THAT WITH MY ELDEST SON MAYBE FIVE WEEKS AGO.

IT CAME ON AND WE BOTH LOOKED AT EACH OTHER AND WENT "YEAH, LET'S WATCH THIS." IT HAS THAT EFFECT.

>> Jon: YOU AND THE BOY SIT UP AND WATCH T.V. LATE AT NIGHT?

DO YOU HANG OUT LIKE FRIENDS?

>> YEAH, SOMETIMES.

THE WEEKENDS, OF COURSE.

>> Jon: YOU GET ALONG.

>> YEAH.

>> Jon: HOW OLD?

WHAT ARE WE DEALING WITH?

>> 16 AND 17.

>> Jon: AND THEY STILL LIKE YOU?

BECAUSE THEY SAY THAT THAT'S WHEN THE TURN HAPPENS.

LIKE 14, 15, 16 IS WHEN THE TURN HAPPENS AND THEY KIND OF GET A LITTLE LIKE "DAD, I'M NOT WATCHING THAT MOVIE, THAT'S A

STUPID MOVIE." LIKE THAT KIND OF -- THEY DON'T GIVE THE ATTITUDE?

>> I DON'T GET THAT FROM THEM.

>> Jon: IS THAT BECAUSE YOU'RE 6' 5?

(LAUGHTER)

>> 6' 4.

DOESN'T MATTER.

>> Jon: YEAH, IT MATTERS.

(LAUGHTER) NO, IT'S GOOD, IT'S GOOD.

>> THEY WEAR MY SHOES.

>> Jon: HOW BIG ARE THESE KIDS?

>> I'M WEARING A 12 SO THEY'RE -- THEY'RE GETTING UP TO SIX FEET.

>> Jon: LET ME TELL YOU THIS.

I WOULD NOT PEG YOU AS A 12, QUITE FRANKLY.

THAT -- FOR A MAN OF 6' 4 AND A BROAD-BASED MAN, THAT'S LIKE HAVING LITTLE BABY FEET.

THAT'S NOT -- (LAUGHTER).

I'M SURPRISED YOU DIDN'T FALL OVER WALKING OUT HERE.

I DIDN'T REALIZE.

YOU'VE GOT NO CENTER OF GRAVITY.

(LAUGHTER) WHEN WE GO TO COMMERCIAL, I MAY HAVE A GO AT YOU.

(LAUGHTER) I MAY GET IN LOW -- (LAUGHTER).

YOU STILL WRESTLE THE BOYS?

>> OH, YEAH.

>> Jon: YOU STILL ROUGH HOUSE?

>> YOU HAVE TO DO THAT.

>> Jon: I LOVE DOING THAT BECAUSE THEY'RE EIGHT AND SIX SO I'M --

>> OH, PERFECT.

>> Jon: I'M TOTALLY KICKING THEIR ASS.

(LAUGHTER)

>> IT'S WHEN YOU HEAR "DAD, CHASE ME" AND THEY'RE 16 YEARS OF AGE.

>> Jon: (LAUGHS) "CHASE ME, I'VE GOT WINGS!" (LAUGHTER) "TAKEN 2" IS IN THE THEATERS ON FRIDAY.

"TAKEN 3 --" (LAUGHTER) ALL RIGHT.

LIAM NEESON, EVERYBODY.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

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