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Monday 26 February 2018

Neeson chills out for Grey role

Liam Neeson took freezing cold showers to prepare for his latest role
Liam Neeson took freezing cold showers to prepare for his latest role

Liam Neeson has revealed how he would have cold showers - to prepare himself for the freezing cold temperatures in Canada.

The Grey star shot the action thriller in the icy climes of Smithers, British Columbia, in which he plays one of a group of men forced to survive in Alaska following a plane crash.

"I remember seeing a documentary about a crazy Brit a few years ago, one of those crazy guys who swims in the Antarctic... And in London, he started his training by standing under freezing cold showers for 10 minutes every morning, so I thought, 'I'll do that'," he said.

"So I got up to seven minutes every morning, to immunise your body for the extremes of cold. It was transforming in the first week. And it worked, it really worked."

Liam admitted the weather was the biggest challenge to deal with on set.

"All the weather was all real, all those storms was absolutely the real deal, and you can't fake that. Just getting from here to the end of the room in three feet of snow was like a three-hour work-out. It was really challenging and all you want to do is stay warm."

The Oscar-nominated actor admitted to keeping tight-lipped about his training with co-stars Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo and Joe Anderson: "I didn't tell the other cast members - certain secrets you want to keep to yourself."

:: The Grey opens in cinemas on January 27.

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