Michael Richardson: Working with my dad is a very cool experience
Actor Michael Richardson, who is actor Liam Neeson’s son, loved sharing the screen with him in Hans Petter Moland’s COLD PURSUIT. The actor says that the chemistry between them was very natural. “Working with my dad is a very cool experience. It’s very natural and organic at this point. Before it didn’t feel so natural because it wasn’t to me. I had sort of started but through his years of acting, he never went to drama school, so he doesn’t have a certain way of teaching me. He will give me these pointers that were something applicable or not. But just sort of absorbing it and watching him and, yeah, just feeding off of them it’s all been so simple and organic and sweet,” he says.
Talking about how he came on board, he adds, “Hans and Michael Shamberg had sent out the script. He had read and saw there was a part as a son…small part…but that sort of was meaningful in the sense that it made all of the story happen. It is sort of a spark to this whole chaos. Anyway, so he said, ‘Oh my gosh, there is this cool part you should read it, I think you'd be great to do it.’ So I read it thought it was awesome, I didn’t wanna jump in and do it as a solid for Liam. You know what I mean everybody would be like, ‘We can make his son play him because that’s nice.’ I really wanted to audition for it for peace of my mind. So I went out for that and they said I got the part and yeah.”
Director Hans Petter Moland’s COLD PURSUIT starring Liam Neeson, Tom Bateman, Tom Jackson, Emmy Rossum, Domenick Lombardozzi, Julia Jones and John Doman to release on 8th February in India by PVR PICTURES.