Helen Mirren has opened up about her relationship with Liam Neeson, saying she still “loves him deeply”.
his actors met on set while working on the 1981 film Excalibur and lived together for a few years. In 1986, they broke up and Mirren began dating her current husband, American director Taylor Hackford.
Reflect on the relationship in a new interview with AARP magazine she was the cover star of December/January 2023, Mirren said that she and Neeson “had no such intention”.
Mirren made the comment while saying that making clothes is one of her favorite hobbies. While she is currently focusing on creating the perfect sarong, she also enjoys making men’s shirts.
When asked if she’s ever made a shirt for Neeson, Mirren explained: “It’s strange that I made one for Liam.
“We are in love. We didn’t mean to be together that way, but we love each other very, very much. I love him deeply to this day. He is such a great guy.”
Following their split, Neeson married actor Natasha Richardson in 1994. The couple had two sons, Michael (27) and Daniel (26), before Richardson’s death in March 2009.
Elsewhere in the interview, Mirren also reflects on getting older and what she believes does and does not change with age.
“Thoughts that you have when you’re 16, you have the same thoughts when you’re 76, it’s frustrating,” says Mirren.
She explains: “Every year I make a New Year’s resolution: I won’t procrastinate. And every year, I procrastinate. I will communicate more. And every year, I don’t communicate. It seems to me that some character setbacks will stay with you forever.
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However, Mirren put it another way, that she has changed “completely”.
“I mean, I’m a completely different person than I was when I was 22 or 23. Even your skin changes. Your body changes. The way you think changes.”
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