Liam Neeson thankful to pal Bradley Cooper for ‘The Hangover 2’ role

Updated: Feb 09, 2011, 17:02 PM IST

London: Liam Neeson is grateful to his ‘pal’ Bradley Cooper for offering him a role in ‘The Hangover 2’.

Neeson revealed that it was his ‘A-Team’ co-star Cooper who reached out to him about appearing in the comedy.

The Irish actor stepped into Mel Gibson’s shoes and took over his high-profile cameo in the movie after the troubled ‘Lethal Weapon’ star’s casting sparked controversy.

Neeson admits he was offered the part of a tattoo artist because of his friendship with the film’s star Cooper - and he relished shooting his scene.

"Bradley’s a pal. I was sitting at home one night and I got a text from him, ``Do you want to be in The Hangover 2?`` And, I’d had a couple of glasses of wine, kids were in bed, I texted back, ``Yeah, when?’” the Daily Express quoted him as telling Access Hollywood.

"I came to LA for a day and did it. I did a scene, which is supposed to be in a tattoo parlour in Thailand. I’m the tattoo artist, covered in tattoos, ``Ireland forever``... Shamrocks and all that s**t," he added.