Liam Neeson is one of the highest paid movie stars in Hollywood. He spoke about his wife's accident and death, his childhood and how his age is beginning to conflict with his action star roles for CBS's 60 Minutes early this year.
This is the way CBS reporter Anderson Cooper introduced the segment:
"Liam Neeson at 61 years old has become one of the highest paid movie stars in Hollywood. You may remember him as Oskar Schindler in Steven Spielberg's movie “Schindler’s List” or in dozens of other classical dramatic roles, but today he's best known as one of the most sought after action stars in the movie business.
Neeson's success is bittersweet. Five years ago his wife, the actress Natasha Richardson, fell while skiing and died from a traumatic brain injury. He's said very little about her death, until tonight. We decided to start this story about Neeson where he was born. In Ballymena, a simple town, just outside Belfast, Northern Ireland."
You can read a full transcript of the interview here.