Maggie Grace has a new interview with Flicks and Bits talking about her role in Taken 2, the sequel to 2008 smash hit ‘Taken’.
She talks about what it’s like working with Liam Neeson, and doing more action sequences this time around as opposed to just being drugged up the entire time.
She says, “‘Taken 2,’ it’s the “don’t mess with Liam Neeson show” still, which is fantastic (laughs). And Liam, he’s a really really good man and very easy to work with. He’s very giving and he’s just a very soulful person, very easy to talk to. And also he has an incredibly twisted sense of humour – which I do too (laughs). It surprises me sometimes seeing him interact, he’s so calm and soft spoken at times, and then he has this great Irish sense of humour. That just makes life better on set. I’ve been very blessed to work with Liam Neeson, I’ve admired him for a long time as an actor. And I think the reason we had the success of the first film, ‘Taken,’ is largely due to the fact that Liam is just immensely empathetic and really has such a substance to him. He’s a man with a particular set of skills, come on, what’s not to love (laughs)?”
She also adds that the action sequences were really exciting for her, saying, “For stunts I’m totally onboard, it’s exciting for me! I’m trying to think….my favourite sequence when I first read the ‘Taken 2’ script was this amazing sequence with grenades, trying to pinpoint where Kim’s father is by using, more or less, sound. Kind of triangulating based on the information he does have, where their whereabouts are at that point. So that was an incredible sequence to shoot, we were mostly in the Bazarre for that shoot. ‘Taken 2,’ it’s unapologetically an action film, it’s kind of a cool Euro-thriller, action film. It has a real aesthetic and its own pace. It’s beautifully shot and it’s fun and it’s a ride, it doesn’t let up. There were a lot of fun scenes to shoot.”