"Just the other day, I got a letter from a schoolteacher in Texas who had tried to take 60 students to Europe, and the families of 40 of them got the kids out of it because they had seen 'Taken 2,'” the Irish actor said during an appearance of 'The Graham Norton Show.'
"And then this year, she wanted to take 20 of them, and the parents all said, 'No, because we've seen that movie!' " he added.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Neeson was on the show to promote the third installment of the the film franchise, which focuses on hostage taking as its core theme.
Neeson said he wouldn’t have signed up for the third film if the storyline hadn’t been somewhat different from the first two movies.
"I said I wouldn't do a third one if someone got taken. It's insulting to an audience as well as me. It's a good storyline, and I'm the hunted instead of the hunter," he said.
‘Taken 3’ will be released in theaters on January 9.