"Let me tell you something about that reindeer that ran over grandma," he continues.
In a recent interview with Patheos, Neeson said he was impacted by the Jesuit spiritual exercises he practiced in preparation for the film.
"That lesson was and is 'to see God in all things.' It is a part of Jesuit training and it opened my mind in so many ways. And I come back to what Father Dan taught me, to see God in all things, in the good, the bad, the nasty, the brutal. Ferreira in 'Silence.' It is not clear in the film, but I think he had his faith when he died." Neeson's co-star in Martin Scorsese's "Silence," Andrew Garfield, also made the news recently for his comments about how the film affected him spiritually.
The actor claims he "fell in love" with Jesus while preparing for the role.
Based on the acclaimed 1966 novel by Japanese Catholic writer Shusaku Endo, "Silence" tells the story of two Portuguese Jesuit priests (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver), who are met with great persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor, Father Ferreira (Neeson), who renounced the faith under torture at the hands of the Japanese regime.
"What was really easy was falling in love with this person, was falling in love with Jesus Christ.
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Directed by Hans Petter Moland and written by Frank Baldwin, “Hard Powder” will go into production in March in and around Banff, Alberta, and other locations in Canada.
It stars Neeson as Nels, an upright snowplow driver, awarded a Citizen of the Year prize by his glitzy Colorado ski town, whose life is turned upside down when his son is murdered by a powerful local drug kingpin.
The film has been through multiple writers and actors, but Scorsese stuck with it, and it's finally hitting theaters this month.