PARIS, 13th June – Men in black Actress Tessa Thompson said she values the bravery of her co-star Liam Neeson as she grapples with his racist feelings in the past when the film was released yesterday.
The African-American actress who has made a name for herself as a civil rights activist Diane Nash Selma – said she had been in contact with Neeson ever since he admitted to worrying about killing a random black man after a woman near him was raped.
"I had a lot of email conversations with Liam," said Thompson, who plays next to Chris Hemsworth in the role of the new recruit Agent M. Men in Black: International,
"I've found that when talking to the press, there can sometimes be a big gap between what you intend to do and what you do," she said.
Thompson, who also starred creed and the Marvel blockbusters Thor and avengerAFP said she found Neeson, 67, "very responsive."
"I told Liam how important it is for me to clear his heart, because many people who are not around him would not understand, and his words would have confused them and really hurt and alienated them for many," she added added.
Neeson holds an eraser in his hand that MIB agents used for the film's poster. Social media wags say that Hollywood executives probably would have liked it to be real after the outcry he released in February promoting the revenge thriller Cold pursuit,
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"Lesson to learn"
A handful of fans demanded that he be removed from the film, as Kevin Spacey was All the money in the world after being affected by multiple sexual harassment claims.
Neeson, however, plays an important role in the film as High T, the head of London's MIB bureau, charged with protecting "the earth from the scum of the universe."
Thompson said she hopes lessons have been learned from Neeson's confession, with the Irish-born actor denying he was a racist and saying he was just trying to "open up" about latent "racism and bigotry."
"I appreciate his bravery to speak with something that happened in his past," the actress said during a promotional tour in Paris, where the film was opened yesterday.
"I do not feel responsible for speaking for him," she added, "but it made a real conversation possible and it was an instructive moment."
"I think we all need to be conscientious that our words can have a tremendous impact, especially when we are in a position of power that gives you fame. I'm glad he took the time to clarify it. "
Thompson was concerned about her own reaction to Neeson's admissions and admitted that she "has more to say than time allows" …
"But I will admit that there are some cultural differences because of his experiences (growing up in Northern Ireland)."
Neeson has often said that he felt like a second-class citizen growing up in trouble as a Catholic in Northern Ireland.
While Whoopi Goldberg and Michelle Rodriguez defended him, director Ava DuVernay is the first black director ever to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture Selma – Was less forgiving.
"If you ask me what the white privilege is. Imagine this would be Will Smith, "she tweeted about a report from Neeson's comments, referring to the black superstar of the top three Men in black Movies. – AFP