The actor, who has played real-life figures Michael Collins, sex doctor Alfred Kinsey and Oskar Schindler on the big screen, admits he’s still interested in portraying the co-founder of Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party – if the right script comes along.
Neeson says, “I have been approached before. I’ve read a couple of scripts based on him, but they were atrocious. They’re really bad.”
Neeson was originally slated to play another great historical leader, Abraham Lincoln, in Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated film Lincoln, but the role eventually went to Daniel Day-Lewis when scheduling issues forced the Taken actor to step down from the project.