Watch Liam Neeson Audition to Be Cupid This Valentine’s Day (Video)

“Love is patient… like a trained assassin”

Liam Neeson is exploring his softer side the Valentine’s Day by auditioning for the role of Cupid… and an interesting interpretation of the classic Sam Cooke song “Cupid.”

“It’s good… I think maybe you’re coming across a little intimidating,” the off-camera casting director tells Neeson in his audition tape.

“Um, if you don’t mind my saying, I think what I’m doing is right,” Neeson counters. “I mean, just listen to the classic Sam Cooke song: ‘Cupid, draw back your bow, let your arrow go, straight to my lover’s heart.’ That’s a kill shot, man. Penetrate the aorta. You’d bleed out in 10 seconds.”

Neeson also riffed on the classic “love is patient” passage from the Old Testament: “Love is patient… like a trained assassin.”

In fact, Neeson’s interpretation of Cupid is a lot like a trained assassin.

“He’s a trained, methodical marksman with deadly aim shooting arrows into random victims,” Neeson explains.

Watch the full clip above.