Liam Neeson told The Independent that he once roamed the streets looking for a “black bastard” to kill when a woman who was close to him was raped. Neeson made the revelation while promoting his new film “Cold Pursuit”:
She handled the situation of the rape in the most extraordinary way. But my immediate reaction was, I asked, did she know who it was? No. What color were they? She said it was a black person.
I went up and down areas with a cosh, hoping I’d be approached by somebody—I’m ashamed to say that—and I did it for maybe a week, hoping some [making air quotes with his fingers] “black bastard” would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know? So that I could kill him.
It was horrible, horrible, when I think back, that I did that. And I’ve never admitted that, and I’m saying it to a journalist. God forbid. It’s awful. But I did learn a lesson from it, when I eventually thought, “What the f*ck are you doing,” you know?
(Source: The Independent, Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox)