Recruitment Grapevine Advent Calendar: Liam Neeson's terrifying Santa Claus audition

Actor Liam Neeson has auditioned for the role of Santa Claus, and it’s safe to say some people are scared…

On Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show he auditioned for Saint Nicholas in-character as Bryan Mills (Taken), snarling the following lines: "I see you when you're sleeping. I know when you're awake."

He tries to add joviality to the character, but that fails. Justifying the audition to the Director, he says: “He's detailed, he's single-minded, he's an eye in the sky bringing swift judgement.”

An example of this, Neeson continues, is the fact that only good kids are rewarded by Santa. Then, inevitably, comes the Taken reference: “Let me tell you something about that reindeer that ran over grandma. I will look for him... I will find him... And I will kill him."

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