Liam Neeson's son pays "lovely homage" to his late mother Natasha Richardson

Publish Date
Friday, 18 September 2020, 3:56PM

Liam Neeson's son Micheál has paid tribute to his late mother Natasha Richardson by taking on her surname.

And the Love Actually actor has praised his son's decision to change his surname to Richardson.

Speaking to SiriusXM, he said: "I think he did the right thing. I think it was a lovely homage, a nice gesture and he's, you know, he's not saddled with my last name which, I have a certain celebrity status I guess.

"I'd hate for him to be constantly asked, 'Oh are you Liam Neeson's son.' So, it was a lovely gesture. Natasha's family, mother and sisters were very touched by it, as indeed I was too."

Meanwhile, Micheál previously admitted his father Liam - who was married to Natasha until her tragic death in 2009 - shied away from grieving after her passing.

The 25-year-old actor said: "It's so painful to deal with losing somebody close to you in your life and sometimes the easiest thing to do is shove it under the carpet and not want to talk about it. That's what dad did."

Micheál also revealed that he is still trying to "figure out" how to grieve his mother's death.

He explained: "There's not any one way of grieving and I'm still trying to figure it out myself.

"But if I could pass on a piece of helpful information, I'd say it's by keeping them in your mind and honouring them in small ways and the little things about them that you can process the grief."

Such a beautiful way to pay tribute to his mother.