The actor shared the story Monday in The Independent during a press round for his new movie "Cold Pursuit." He expressed regret for his "horrible" past behavior.
Neeson began to talk about his personal story after being asked that his film character turn to anger. He did not reveal who attacked but said he found out when he returned home from a trip.
" I went up and down in areas with a cosh [crowbar] I hope You will be contacted by someone. I am ashamed to say so, and I did it for maybe a week ̵
Neeson said it took him about a week to deal with what had happened.
" It was horrible, horrible when I thought back, I did, "said." And I never recognized it , and I tell a journalist. God forbids. "
" Sacred s ***, "said Tom Bateman, his co-star, who reportedly sat at Neeson during the interview." 19659006 "It's terrible," Neeson continued. But I did learn a lesson from it when I eventually thought, "What do you do," you know? "
CNN has not been able to independently verify the sound. A rope for Neeson has not responded to a request for comment.
Neeson, 66, added to grow around violence in Northern Ireland taught him that revenge ultimately does not work.
"I come from a society – I grew up in Northern Ireland in trouble – and you knew I knew a couple of guys who died on a hunger strike, and I had knowledge that was very busy in the problems, and I understand what is needed for Revenge, but it only leads to more revenge, to more killing and more killing, and Northern Ireland's proof of that. All these things happening in the world, the violence, is proof of that, you know. But the primary need, I understand. "