Liam Neeson talks 'Non-Stop,' worst flight, air marshal: 3 questions
Liam Neeson is a little more observant on flights after starring in the film "Non-Stop."
The 61-year-old actor plays U.S. federal air marshal Bill Marks in the film. Marks begins to receive threatening texts while on board an international flight from New York to London. Soon a passenger is murdered and Marks is being blackmailed.
The movie also stars Julianne Moore, Oscar nominee Lupita Nyong'o and "Downton Abby" star Michelle Dockery.
OTRC.com caught up with Neeson at the Los Angeles premiere of "Non-Stop" recently and talked to the actor about the setting of the film, his worst flying experience and more.
Check out some of Liam Neeson's Q&A with OTRC.com below and watch the full interview above.
Q: Is it more challenging for an actor to be on that one set, one location that whole time? Or does it make it a little bit easier 'cause you get so familiar with the surroundings?
"I wouldn't say easier, but it's certainly a luxury to not have to worry about rain, sun, clouds, snow or sleet. We're in a studio. It's a controlled space. If we wanted to flex our legs from airplane seats, our dressing rooms were three minutes away."
Q: Speaking of airplane seats, what has been your worst experience on an airplane?
"Flying to South Africa, a number of years ago. Sitting next to someone who got drunk and nasty."
Q: Having done this film now, with what the theme of the film is, do you find yourself, as a passenger, sitting around an aircraft now, looking around and being a little bit more aware?
"I like to try and spot the air marshal. I did yesterday, when I flew in. This guy is sitting to my right and he leaned over at the end of the flight and gave me a little air marshal badge and I turned to him and I said, 'I knew it was you. I knew it was you.' And he said, 'You're lying.' And I said, 'yeah, I'm lying.' But he did look suspicious."
"Non-Stop" hits theaters on Friday, Feb. 28.
Reporting by Karl Schmid, producer for the syndicated entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings). The show is produced by KABC Television near Los Angeles.