Say what you will about his recent film choices, but Liam Neeson is a proven good sport. The Taken 2 star recently appeared on Ellen to show his support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, looking remarkably at ease in only a fuzzy pink bathrobe and flip-flops. The fashion motivation, DeGeneres revealed, was just practical planning on his part for the main event: Neeson agreed to allow an audience member to douse him in a dunk tank and donate $10,000 to the host’s charity, Ellen for the Cure.
When told what sort of payola a half-naked action star gets for debasing himself on live TV, Neeson offered to strip down to his (hot pink) skivvies for double the amount. The cherry on top of this adorably awkward event was the reaction from the chosen audience member, a breast cancer survivor herself.
Later, Ellen tweeted a photo of Neeson in the dunk tank, with the following caption: “Liam Neeson raised $20,043 wearing this outfit. $20,000 from Shutterfly, and $43 in singles stuck in his speedo.”
Watch a clip below. [THR]