Natasha Richardson’s legacy resides on via Micheal, her son with Liam Neeson.
The 23-year-old’s grandmother, Vanessa Redgrave, lately confirmed his determination to make use of his late mom’s surname.
“He’s taken, formally, the title of his mom,” Redgrave, 81, informed The Day by day Mail. “He’s Micheal Richardson, not Micheal Neeson.”
Redgrave mentioned the selection was a method to keep related to Richardson, considered one of two daughters she had along with her first husband, Tony Richardson.
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“That wasn’t as a result of he needed to keep away from his father’s fame, which is big,” Richardson mentioned of the younger actor. “He needed to carry his mom near him — as a result of she was a outstanding actress.
The star mentioned she’s not against the brand new moniker.
“Our quaint customs dictate we have now to have a male title. I don’t object,” she mentioned. “Why not? It’s pretty much as good as any.”
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Neeson and Richardson have been married from 1994 till March 2009 — when she died after a freak snowboarding accident in Montreal, Canada.
The actress hit her head throughout a ski lesson and appeared nice after the accident, although she complained of a headache. She was later rushed to a New York hospital, the place she died on the age of 45 of an epidural hematoma.
Neeson and Richardson’s different son Daniel, 22, intends to nonetheless go by Daniel Neeson, the Day by day Mail stories.
Fox Information’ Morgan M. Evans contributed to this report.