Liam Neeson

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Forget Team Edward, Team Jacob might have a new target: Liam Neeson.

The veteran actor made the shocking dislosure that he actually ate wolf to prepare for his role as a sharpshooter in his upcoming thriller The Grey.

Was it tasty?

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"[Wolf jerky] was quite nice," the 59-year-old actor said Tuesday at a Times Talks panel in New York.

Director Joe Carnahan disagreed with the Irish star, pointing out that members of the cast and crew "got physically ill" after devouring the dog. "It was a mental reaction," he said, noting that the wolf had been "frozen for months."

In The Grey, Neeson's character comes face to face with wolves in the wild when his plane crashes in the middle of the Alaskan tundra. The Oscar nominee said the role required "basically no acting" because filming took place in "negative 37 degree weather."

And while Neeson described the wolves on set as "majestic creatures," his own spirit animal would be something much tamer: "a golden retriever or a horse!"

His reasoning? "I have a golden retriever," he said with a smile.

Who wants to bet that's one pampered pooch!

The Grey opens nationwide on Jan. 27.

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