Liam Neeson Tours Boston College
Twitter was flooded with photos of the actor and his son during their visit to the university on Tuesday.
Boston College students sat tight with an extra sense of security today with the knowledge that the star of Taken was on campus. “Did you see Liam Neeson?!!” were the words aflutter at the university on Tuesday, when the actor took a campus tour with one of his two sons. (The school has had its fair share of fandom recently, as Kobe Bryant made a surprise visit to a marketing class while in town for a Lakers vs. Celtics game earlier this year.)
Neeson has had a long and wide-ranging career: the Oscar-nominated actor starred in Schindler’s List; kicked Batman’s butt as Ra’s Al Ghul; won the hearts of fathers, mothers, and daughters everywhere as a protective father in Taken (and Taken 2, and yes—there will be a Taken 3); and for those of you who watched The Lego Movie, Neeson lends his voice to Bad Cop/Good Cop.
As soon as word got out that Neeson was visiting, Boston College organizations and students alike immediately began posting on social media about the visit. Who needs paparrazzi when you have Twitter?
— BC Alumni (@BCAlumni) February 18, 2014
Met Liam Neeson at BC today! Life is complete. Now I can happily leave to go abroad pic.twitter.com/rkqvWqgLwa
— Kiera Keller (@kierakells) February 18, 2014
— Terence Nixdorf (@T_Nix32) February 18, 2014
S/O to Liam Neeson for keeping the BC community safe. pic.twitter.com/TwcCQqhmts
— Kendall Stemper (@kendallstemper) February 18, 2014
The chances of Neeson’s son attending Boston College might be slim, however, as reactions from the students were far from subtle in response to the actor’s presence on campus.
more hospitalizations in mob following Liam Neeson than in last 3 combined ugbc concerts
— TheNewEnglandClassic (@theneclassic) February 18, 2014
Hey Liam Neeson I saved us a round table in Lyons no rush take your time
— Boots (@get_in_the_zona) February 18, 2014
JUST SAID HI TO LIAM NEESON pic.twitter.com/42kLCmgeI7
— Tatiana Abrantes (@tatianaabrantes) February 18, 2014
Liam Neeson is at @BostonCollege right now? I will find you…and I will take a selfie with you.
— Evan Goldstein (@egoldstein93) February 18, 2014
Hopefully Boston College’s snowy beauty makes up for its celebrity-crazed students and Boston can welcome a Neeson to the university scene. (Just no kidnapping pranks. Because his dad will find you. And he will kill you.)
Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/arts-entertainment/blog/2014/02/18/liam-neeson-tours-boston-college/