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Liam Neeson Breaks His Silence on Natasha Richardson

Liam Neeson has finally opened up, to Esquire, about the 2009 death of his wife, Natasha Richardson. "I just think I was still in a bit of shock," he says of the weeks after Richardson passed away, when Neeson returned to the set of the film Chloe. "But it's kind of a no-brainer to go back to that work. It's a wee bit of a blur, but I know the tragedy hadn't just really smacked me yet ... It's easy enough to plan jobs, to plan a lot of work. That's effective. But that's the weird thing about grief. You can't prepare for it. You think you're gonna cry and get it over with. You make those plans, but they never work. It hits you in the middle of the night — well, it hits me in the middle of the night. I'm out walking. I'm feeling quite content. And it's like suddenly, boom." [Esquire]

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