Liam Neeson has become somewhat renowned, of late, for his inclination to take on action thrillers – so it’s refreshing to see the immensely talented actor return back to a more character driven choice of project, taking a starring role in Martin Scorsese’s Silence.

We had the pleasure of discussing his collaboration with one of the world’s finest filmmakers, working together for the second time. He also discusses his own relationship with faith and why that enticed him into the project, while recounting a story of a rather terrifying earthquake that struck in the middle of the shoot.

If you missed it, earlier this month we attended the Silence press conference with Martin Scorsese, Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson all in attendance. Scorsese spoke about not new movies any longer and you can see what else he spoke about in our post here.

Silence is released on New Year’s Day. You can read our review of the film here.

Silence Movie Synopsis

Two 17th-century Portuguese missionaries, Father Sebastian Rodrigues and Father Francisco Garupe, make a perilous journey to Japan to search for their missing teacher and mentor, Father Christavao Ferreira, and minister to the Christian villagers they encounter, who are forced to worship in secret.