Movie star Liam Neeson, known for his role in the Taken trilogy, made a startling admission in a recent interview.

On Monday, The Independent reported the Northern Ireland native shared his fantasy to avenge a rape that happened years ago while promoting his latest film. 

Neeson explained that a Black man allegedly raped a female relative of his. Upon learning the race of the assailant, the actor said he immediately began searching for a "Black bastard" with a cosh (club) in hopes of killing him.  

“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 ‘Black bastard’ would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know? So that I could kill him," he said. 

The 66-year-old shared the information in efforts to provide context to his Cold Pursuit character who is on the hunt for the gang responsible for killing his son. 

Neeson revealed that he learned a lesson from his previous mindset and came to the understanding that the pursuit of could be never-ending.  

“It was horrible, horrible, when I think back, that I did that,” he shared. “And I’ve never admitted that, and I’m saying it to a journalist. God forbid.”

Angry fans reacted to the admission on Twitter: 


Last year, Neeson came under fire for calling the rise of the #MeToo movement a "witch-hunt." 


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