We send our condolences and prayers to Liam Neeson’s family in light of their awful loss.
In 2009, Richardson perished after a terrible skiing accident. She passed away while she was only 45 years old.
The children, Micheál and Daniel, who were both in their early teens when their mother passed away, were born to the couple in 1994; they had been married since that year.
Since then, Micheál has made the decision to pursue an acting career, adopting his mother’s last name, Richardson, as a respect to her life and legacy.
In the upcoming comedy-drama Made in Italy, he co-stars with Liam Neeson as an estranged father and son who get together to organize the sale of a villa in Tuscany that their late wife/mother bequeathed to them.
Neeson said in an interview with Graham Norton that while portraying a bereaved husband was “a bit near the knuckle,” it was eventually “cathartic” for him.
He stated: “Oh my god, this is a little bit close to the knuckle, I thought as I read the script. Although my stomach turned, I decided it would be wonderful to do it and to do it with my son.”
The 68-year-old remarked, “It was cathartic in a way, the way art can be sometimes.
There were some quite delicate emotional situations, and I had no trouble accessing them; I didn’t need to wait days to do so, and I assumed Michael would be the same.
Richardson said they were both surprised by the “strange” parallels between the characters in the movie and their own lives. Richardson joined Neeson for the interview via video link.
It hurt a little harder for us because it was 10 years after his mother’s death and we were actually selling the house where she spent her formative years.
Neeson talked about the devastating death and how he often wished his mother was still alive in an interview with The Times published earlier this month.
“It happened so quickly, he remarked.
“Whether you believe in fate or not, it really sort of screws with your mind when it’s unexpected and just a complete weird accident.”
“You tend to just cling to the fleeting memories, whether it’s her laugh, her presence in the room, or her cooking, because it can make your head spin a little. I am immensely thankful that I have her films to watch her in again.”
Micheal has only positive recollections of Grandma, despite the tragic and startling circumstances of her untimely demise.
“She made an excellent mother. I wish I could just have these mature discussions with her and ask her arbitrary things about the business or the music.
“She was actually my best buddy growing up since I was a mama’s boy. Even though we were all very close, Danny, his younger brother, was unquestionably my dad’s son, while I was undoubtedly my mother’s son.”
“I consider my upbringing to be very typical, although I can recall times when, while we were on vacation, Mom would gather us all and say, “Come on, let’s write something.” Let’s do a play,” “He disclosed.
Of course, we were surrounded by extremely talented and well-known actors, such as Sir Ian McKellen and Ralph Fiennes. We would all come together and compose this funny play.