Liam Neeson has revealed that his late spouse refused to let him audition for the function of James Bond.
The prospect of Neeson cavorting with Bond women led Natasha Richardson to problem an ultimatum: marriage or 007.
On the time, in 1994, the couple had been engaged and dealing collectively on Nell, a Hollywood movie. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Neeson mentioned he had been approached by Barbara Broccoli, the Bond producer, about succeeding Timothy Dalton.
“I do know the Broccolis. They checked out a bunch of actors. Schindler’s Record had come out and Barbara had known as me a few instances to ask if I used to be and I mentioned, ‘sure, I might have an interest,’” he mentioned.
“After which my pretty spouse, God relaxation her soul, mentioned to me whereas we had been taking pictures Nell within the Carolinas, ‘Liam, I wish to inform you one thing: if you happen to play James Bond, we’re not getting married’.
“She gave me a James Bond ultimatum. And she or he meant it! Come on, there’s all these attractive women in numerous international locations stepping into mattress and getting off the bed. I’m certain loads of her decision-making was based mostly on that.”