Helen Mirren gushed about Liam Neeson in a 2022 AARP The Magazine cover piece. Mirren said she still “truly” loves the 70-year-old actor “today.”
We were in love. We weren’t intended to be together, yet we loved each other. I still adore him. He’s awesome.
The 77-year-old actress said, “All my boyfriends wore my shirts.”
People says that Peter O’Toole, her filmmaker husband Taylor Hackford (with whom she will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary in December 2021), and Neeson, 70, all own shirts that Mirren made by hand.
“Strangely, I made one for Liam.” Mirren said Neeson owned one of her hand-made shirts in an interview.
Neeson and Mirren said they lived together for four years after meeting on the set of Excalibur in 1981.
“We didn’t date; we lived together for four years,” Mirren recalled. “Luck!”
Neeson, 70, remembered the first time he met the Oscar winner. He said he was “smitten” with Mirren at first sight.
“I was on set with Ciarán Hinds when Helen walked towards us in her Morgana Le Fey costume and said, ‘Oh f—-,’ and I was smitten.” Neeson: “Ciarán was too, but I was smitten!”
Mirren responded to Neeson’s statements with, “I never knew that.” That’s new. Amazing.”