Liam Neeson back to filming movies after his public racist rant that had people second-guessing who he really is. The Irishman was spotted in Montalcino, Italy on the set of Made in Italy directed by James D’Arcy.
It seems there is no love lost between Neeson and D’Arcy after Liam’s racist remarks, after all, he’s willing to work with the controversial actor in spite of his recent debacle.
The actor looked serious on set while wearing a blue denim jacket, graphic tee, blue jeans, and white sneakers. He was seen talking to Italian actress Valeria Bilello who seemed absolutely enthralled by the actor.
It seemed like any old day on set for Liam, who talked to Marvel’s Agent Carter actor turned director D’Arcy, who appears to be giving him a second lease on life after he revealed his racist revenge fantasy to the world that left everybody shook.
The actor confessed back in February, in a now infamous interview with The Independent and republished by the NYT that he had secretly fantasized about killing a black man after his friend was raped by one.
Liam talked about the incident by saying; “She handled the situation of the rape in the most extraordinary way, but my immediate reaction was, did she know who it was? No. What color were they? She said it was a black person.”
He then continued, “I went up and down areas with a cosh, hoping I’d be approached by somebody”, he said, “I’m ashamed to say that, 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.”
That interview would prove to be dire for Neeson, who got an immediate backlash for his racist remarks prompting the cancellation of the Cold Pursuit red carpet and having people like Pierce Morgan demanding he is stripped of all his awards.
It seems James D’Arcy is letting bygones be bygones and accepted Liam’s apology which included an explanation that he was able to disperse himself of his negative thoughts by taking speed walks. He told GMA after all the controversy; “I did seek help, I went to a priest, I had my confession, I talked to close friends, and believe it or not power walking for 2 hours every day.”
It remains to be seen if D’Arcy’s move will prove to be good for the young British filmmaker who is not only directing Made in Italy but also wrote the screenplay.