Liam Neeson Auditions For Mall Santa Claus

Written by Gavin Lee
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Liam Neeson should play every character, in every film, for the rest of time. Neeson was on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' this week auditioning for Santa Claus, and he even made Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick pretty hardcore.

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In the audition, Neeson is constantly given direction to tone down his take on the Christmas icon, but he ends up reverting back to a familiar mix of Bryan Mills ('Taken') and Matthew Scudder ('A Walk Among the Tombstones'). He considers Santa to be a ‘single-minded eye in the sky, bringing swift judgement’ who shouldn’t be only portrayed as jolly.

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Neeson’s last words: ‘Release the Kringle’ (a nod to his role of Zeus in 'Clash of the Titans') sounds like a great new franchise for Universal to add to their monster universe. Evil Kris Kringle would hold up his own against Frankenstein and Dracula.

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Neeson then joined Colbert on stage for a normal interview and shared that he’d be partaking in a southern fried turkey for Christmas this year, something he’s done a few times before (without incident). He also said he was fired from being an altar boy because of his height - don’t tell that to Martin Scorsese, who cast him in the upcoming ‘Silence’ as a jesuit priest.

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Neeson’s last words: ‘Release the Kringle’ (a nod to his role of Zeus in 'Clash of the Titans') sounds like a great new franchise for Universal to add to their monster universe. Evil Kris Kringle would hold up his own against Frankenstein and Dracula.

Neeson then joined Colbert on stage for a normal interview and shared that he’d be partaking in a southern fried turkey for Christmas this year, something he’s done a few times before (without incident). He also said he was fired from being an altar boy because of his height - don’t tell that to Martin Scorsese, who cast him in the upcoming ‘Silence’ as a jesuit priest.

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