Video: The Big Fella - Liam Neeson strips down to pink underpants for charity on US TV
HE may have turned 60 this summer, but Ballymena’s finest Liam Neeson looked in great shape when he donned a pair of pink pants on the Ellen de Genres show to raise money for breast cancer awareness month.
The Taken star showed he was game for a laugh when he appeared on the top rated show and was given a choice of underpants to wear for the dunk challenge – baby pink or shocking pink.
Opting for the tight shocking pink speedos, the actor then donned a fluffy pink robe and walked onto the set for the challenge.
A female member of the audience was selected to throw balls at a target and for every hit she got $10,000 went to the cancer charity.
When Liam offered to remove the pink speedos if the donations were doubled to $20,000, host Ellen replied:
“We get fined if you take those off. I mean, some people might enjoy it, but...”
Ellen then pointed out that when a disrobed Liam sat down on the chair it gave an optical illusion that he was totally naked.
She exclaimed: “Oh my god, if someone's just tuning in you look naked in there.”
Liam received a drenching when Ellen hit the target and a deluge of water was released on the game for a laugh actor.
Reaction to his appearance was overwhelming positive with viewers commenting on Ellen’s website: “ Liam Neeson..... what a class act! His actions show what a wonderful person he really is!”
The video which has been viewed almost 100,000 times on You Tube in six hours has only positive comments with one writer posting:
“Liam always amazes me with how positive? and lovely he can be after what happened to his wife, such a doll.”