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Published On: Thu, Sep 27th, 2012

Maggie Grace talks ‘Taken 2’ says Liam Neeson has ‘twisted sense of humor’

Maggie Grace has a new interview with Flicks and Bits talking about her role in “Taken 2,” the sequel to 2008 smash hit ‘Taken’. The “Lost” star 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.

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“Yeah. ‘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 humor – 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 humor.”

Grace is very excited about her action scenes and expanded role for the sequel.

“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.”

The car chase is already being praised by some critics and the actress discussed filming the sequence.

“I’ve never shot a car chase this way before, but it was really cool. Olivier Megaton was really hands, he more or less strapped himself to the side of the car. There’s these amazing things called top riders, where it looks like I’m driving – God help us all (laughs), but installed on top in a kind of cage, like a race car structure, is a real stunt driver, who’s amazing. So the camera can be inside the car if one of the actors gets out, or Olivier had a little tiny kind of swivel stool that attaches to either side of the car, normally on the passenger side. So that makes you feel like you’re really inside the car. That was fun. ”

Check out the full interview here

“Taken 2” arrives in theaters October 5, 2012. Neeson, Grace are joined by Famke Jansson, Rade Serbedzija, Luke Grimes, Laura Bryce and Aclan Bates. 

Taken 2 photo

 

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