Liam Neeson has been receiving even more attention than usual lately, over a significant weight loss.
Speculations regarding the change drew mostly health issues, with fans fearing for the well-being of the "Taken" actor.
We can all relax now, as Neeson has finally broken his silence about the dramatic weight loss. July to October saw the 63-year-old star's transformation from his trademark built to uncharacteristically gaunt look.
Turns out that reason for this is his role in Martin Scorsese's upcoming film, "Silence," which finally coming to a finish.
"Martin requires a lot of commitment," said Neeson, who plays the part of a Jesuit missionary in the historical drama film.
Neeson dropped 20 pounds to suit his character. Director Scorsese, according to Neeson, "gives 200 percent" during production.
"All he requires is that you give 100 percent. He's intimidating," added Neeson. "He requires absolute silence on the set - if he hears one tiny sound, it shatters it for him."
Believe or not, Neeson's weight loss isn't even the most alarming of the bunch - considering the length that his co-star Adam Driver went just to suit the part.
"I know Adam went to the extreme," Neeson shared. "He's an ex-marine and when he's given an order, he follows it through. He was like something out of Auschwitz. Martin requires this level of [dedication] and I think it pays off."
The shoot was also physically demanding for "The Amazing Spider-Man" star Andrew Garfield, who was referred to by Neeson as already "a piece of wire."
"Silence" is a film that features two Jesuit Portuguese priests who face persecution upon traveling to Japan to search for their mentor, while spreading the teachings of Christianity.
Being involved in the film, slated for a 2016 release, was a no-brainer for Neeson, despite the demands of the job.
"Who's going to turn down a job with Martin Scorsese?" he said, "He's a very special director and for actors he's exceptional. His level of concentration and focus, what he prepares for the actors before you come on set is just wonderful."