Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson gushed about the "explosive chemistry" he shared with his late wife Natasha Richardson.

Neeson whose actress wife of 15 years died following a skiing accident in Montreal, Canada in March 2009 recalled the first time he set eyes on her after they met on the set of 1981's 'Excalibur', and compared their chemistry to iconic dance partners Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

Talking to Anderson Cooper in '60 Minutes,' in an interview that aired on Sunday (23.02.14), he said: "She was a radiant beauty. Yeah, cascading hair. I remember. There was -- that was very, very attractive.

"I'd never had that kind of an explosive chemistry situation with an actor, or actress.

"She and I were like Astaire and Rogers. We had just this wonderful kind of dance, free dance on stage every night, you know?"

The pair had two sons, Michael, 19, and Daniel, 18, together, and Liam admired her "motherly instinct" and the way she looked after their family.

He added: "[Natasha] cared for everybody. She has - she had a motherly instinct. And she'd make dinners for everyone and just looked after us all."

Liam has been in an on/off relationship with PR executive Freya St. Johnston since 2010.

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