Liam Neeson once used a 'bum double' on film because he was self-conscious about his 'Irish butt'
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Liam Neeson once used a 'bum double' on film because he was self-conscious about his 'Irish butt'

LIAM NEESON has made a shocking confession.

The Northern Irish actor has admitted to using a “bum double” during a famous nude scene in the 2014 comedy A Million Ways To Die In The West.

In the scene, Neeson’s character Clinch Leatherwood ends up having a flower placed between his cheeks by Charlize Theron’s character Anna Barnes-Leatherwood.

But what fans didn’t realise, until now, was that the posterior presented in the scene was, in fact, not Neeson’s.

Speaking on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, the Taken star revealed a stunt butt was drafted in, because he was feeling self-conscious about his “Irish butt”.

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The 67-year-old explained that, despite the comedic tone of the film, he simply couldn’t face doing the scene himself.

“Mark Vanselow is my stunt coordinator, we’re working on our 24th film together,” he said.

"When we were doing that movie - I hate my Irish butt, OK?

“I said to Mark, ‘As a sign of our friendship, would you ever do this scene where Charlize Theron puts a daisy in your butt?’

“And he said, ‘Sure’."

Neeson made a point of thanking his friend afterwards to taking the bullet for him.

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"I gave him a big hug afterwards,” he said.

“I said there’s no f***ing way anyone’s going to see my Irish butt."

Neeson’s claims do appear to contradict those of his co-star though.

Prior to the film’s release, Theron appeared to talk up the prospect of seeing Neeson’s posterior.

Quizzed about her reaction to that particular scene, she quipped: "I said what any healthy woman would say: 'I get to see Liam Neeson’s butt!'

"That’s what happened, I can think of so many worse jobs."
The plot thickens.