Taken 3, Liam Neeson

20th Century Fox

Liam Neeson wasn't completely on board to star in sequels to his hit film Taken, but tweaks to the plots apparently swayed him enough to jump on board for a second and third film.

The 62-year-old stopped by The Graham Norton Show and opened up about how he was originally reluctant about joining the flicks.

"I said the second one wouldn't happen, and I said I wouldn't do a third one if someone got taken," he confessed.

"It's insulting to an audience as well as me. It's a good storyline and I'm the hunted instead of the hunter."

Neeson joked that the successful franchise may freaked Americans out so much that they're avoiding any overseas travel plans.

"Just the other day I got a letter from a school teacher in Texas who had tried to take 60 students to Europe and the families of 40 of them got the kids out of it because they had seen Taken 2."

He continued, "And then this year she wanted to take 20 of them and the parents all said, 'No, because we've seen that movie!'" Talk about a job hazard!

The Irish star also shared with the late-night host that going to the movie theaters doesn't quite have the same charm for him lately.

"I hate trailers, they give everything away," he said. "There's no mystery anymore."

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