Liam Neeson 'Surprised' at Success of 'Taken'

Actor discusses sequel to thriller that followed a father's journey to save his daughter.
3:00 | 10/01/12

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Liam neeson is back by popular demand playing the action hero of "taken 2." In his new movie, we see him in hand-to-hand combat lightning crashes. Fans will not be disappointed. We're happy to have liam here this morning. Good morning. Hi, elizabeth. I loved the first movie, and as did many people to the tune of $22 million at the box office. Were you surprised it was such a big hit? We all were. We all were. We felt we were making this little tight compact european thriller that would do relatively well and disappear into dvd land, you know. This really cemented your place as the action star hero? Yes. You play an ex-cia operative in the first movie, protecting your daughter. In the second movie, we have a gang of albanian thugs intent on wreaking revenge against you and your daughter and your wife. Let's take a look at a clip. Okay. Turn left. Around the block. Yeah, yeah. When I stop, I want you to get out of the car, I want you to go inside. Tell me -- driver, stop. Okay. Go. Please, what about you? I'll be fine. The guys following us are about to have a problem. Oh, are they about to have a problem. Did you train a lot for the fight scenes in this movie? We have to do a lot, elizabeth. Yeah, yeah, yeah. It was great. The stunt double mark lasslo has been in my life 12 or 13 years. We get together from day one. We see you here doing it. Basically, you're blocking the whole thing out. Oh, yeah, yeah. That's -- that's the pace we go at from day one, and then we gradually speed it up. Speed it up and speed it up. And then we do it blind folded. Do you really? Just to make sure -- you have the right feel. You were a boxer as a boy in ireland? I did. Did that help? It did. It's given me the work ethic and discipline to get off my fat -- and go to the gym. Good morning, america. Should I have said that? I'm still on last night's time. You're still on last night's time, exactly. Actually, we just came back from south korea, russrussia, promoting the movie. I literally don't know what time it is. IT'S MONDAY, OCTOBER 1st. 8:44. Listen, you've done so many accolades and honors and awards. We do have a clip of you in a comic role. You were playing a hyp hyper kond degreeback. Come in. Oh, not you again? I thought you would having to the doctor before. I'm presuming that's a back story you didn't agree on beforehand. No. It's improper, isn't it, you go with the flow? I don't take notes. Okay, comedy may be a stretch. You're still playing it exactly straight to the camera. The movie is "taken 2." It's a fun movie to see. Best of luck to you. I hope you get some sleep soon.

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