Continuing the family legacy, Micheál appears alongside dad Liam Neeson in his first leading role.
Micheál Richardson was just 13 when her mother, Natasha Richardson, was killed in a skiing accident at the age of 45. Now, 11 years later, the 25-year-old reflects on her death before her first major film role – a role that made her tap into that real-life heartbreak. The young actor, son of Richardson and Liam Neeson, will appear alongside his father in the upcoming “Made In Italy” film. The film revolves around a estranged father-son couple who come together to try to sell the estate they have left after the death of the family matriarch. “The parallels were so obvious,” said Richardson – whose family was in the process of selling the house Natasha had grown up in when he read the screenplay – said in an interview with Vanity Fair. “’It was like my mother, in a spiritual sense, had a role to play. “ “I think as I get older, keeping my mother more in mind and doing things to honor her allows me to remember her, to go through the grief and to heal well,” he added. Looking back on his life after the death of his mother, Richardson said at the time, “the pain was a little too overwhelming. He added, “I think the mind is very powerful, and subconsciously, or subconsciously, it can protect you. That’s what he did when she passed away. I just put it aside and didn’t want to deal with it. “ Even now, he said he doesn’t think he “fully understood” his loss, saying it’s a feeling many people with similar experiences have had. In addition to his parents, Richardson’s family tree is filled with Hollywood superstars, including Aunt Joely Richardson, cousin Daisy Bevan, grandmother and grandfather Vanessa Redgrave and Tony Richardson and great-aunt Lynn Redgrave. . It is a tradition that he continues. “My great aunt, Lynn Redgrave, was very attached to our ancestry. She traced our family back to those traveling actors in the 18th century, “Micheal told the publication.” It’s really cool to continue this. Although we are a family, I am very different from them and I know that I have something different to offer. “
The young actor, who changed his last name from Neeson to honor his mother’s memory, also revealed his favorite movie she starred in. “Just depending on who she is and how I remember her, it must be ‘The Parent Trap, ‘“He explained. That’s more or less what she was. She was this sweet and amazing mother figure – my best friend. She had such amazing and big welcomes when we got home… I’m so lucky because I filmed her. “ The cast of “The Parent Trap” – including Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid and Elaine Hendrix – reunited earlier this month, where they also paid tribute to the late actress. See more of their reunion here.