Neeson: Kinsey was a great acting exercise

Nov. 16, 2004 at 10:07 AM

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Liam Neeson says playing famous American sex researcher Alfred Kinsey was a huge challenge for him as an actor.

"From an acting point of view, I bare no relation," the 52-year-old "Kinsey" star recently told reporters in New York.

"I don't look like Alfred Kinsey at all, but I thought somewhere in my artist's soul, my actor's soul, I could capture something of the spirit of the man," he pointed out. "And then there's, obviously, the accent, the way of walking, and there's an age range Laura (Linney) and I have to go through, which was kind of subtle because it's from 30 years of age up to 62, so we wanted to do that as subtly as possible, and not draw attention to it."

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