Video: The Big Fella - Liam Neeson strips down to pink underpants for charity on US TV
Published 02/10/2012 | 09:30
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.”