Liam Neeson Finally Explains Why He Had To Lose A Tremendous Amount of Weight
Liam Neeson stepped out in public last July and worried his fans. He seemed to have lost several pounds swiftly. As others would have guessed it as a result of an eating disorder, Neeson revealed that his loss of weight was actually for the purpose of fulfilling his role in his upcoming film “Silence.”Advertisement
As reported by Daily Mail, Liam Neeson appeared last Weekend in Mexico for the Los Cabos Film Festival. After several rumors that spread regarding his several pounds weight loss which was quite apparent when he stepped out in public last July, Neeson explained during an interview that he was in perfect health condition and that it was necessary for him to growth thin for his upcoming movie.
According to Neeson, “Martin wanted us all to look a bit more gaunt, which [costars Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield] did as well. I know Adam went to the extreme. He’s an ex-Marine, and when he’s given an order, he follows through. He was like something out of Auschwitz,” reported US Magazine.
Martin Scorsese, the director for Neeson’s upcoming film “Silence,” allegedly needed Neeson to grow as thin as he could for his role because it was what the real-life priest that Neeson was portraying to have looked like. Furthermore, Andrew Garfield, Neeson’s co-star in “Silence” also did an extreme change personally for him to be able to fit his respective role in the movie as real as possible.
“Silence” depicts the story of two Jesuit Portuguese priests who were on a quest to Japan to find their mentor and continue to spread the word of the Lord. During which, these two frail Portuguese priests undergo several obstacles that made the mission for God too extreme for any normal human being.
“Silence” will be showcased on theaters this coming 2016 starring Liam Neeson and Andrew Garfield, and directed by the award-winning director Martin Scorsese.