Liam Neeson: "You Just Don't Know What's Going to Happen"

March 25, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

As virtually everyone knows by now, Natasha Richardson, the wife of actor and fly fisher Liam Neeson, died last Wednesday as the result of a head injury caused by a ski-lesson fall. Her death shocked the entertainment world and raised awareness of the role helmets can play in preventing injury. The London Times reports this week that his wife’s death has put Neeson’s acting career in limbo.
The best profile of Richardson we’ve read is Richard Corliss’s piece in Time magazine. It includes this commentary by Neeson on the importance of living in the moment: “In 1986 he had been felled by diverticulitis, an intestinal disorder. That experience scarred him. ‘I can’t plan for next Thursday,’ he said. ‘I’ll make a note of it and put a question mark after it. I don’t like to commit, because you just don’t know what’s going to happen. It’s got to do with “the moment is now.”‘”