Maggie Grace Gets ‘Empowered’ For ‘Taken’ Sequel

Bryan Mills is a man with a very particular set of skills, skills that make him a nightmare for men like go-to Serbian bad guy actor Rade Serbedzija. But does Bryan’s daughter, the long-ago abducted Kim Mills, possess those same skills? One certainly hope so, since she’ll have to transform herself from victim to hero in the upcoming “Taken” sequel.

Actress Maggie Grace spoke with MTV News about “Taken 2″ during the recent “Lockout” junket, and she revealed that, yes, Kim’s stepped up her game considerably since getting abducted in the first Liam Neeson-starring action thriller.

“Yeah, the character is a bit more empowered in this one,” she told MTV. “You know, she doesn’t morph into La Femme Nikita. It’s still grounded in the reality of that world. But yeah, she is her father’s daughter, and she definitely steps up.”

She’ll have to step up, too, as “Taken 2″ centers on Mills and his ex-wife Lenore getting kidnapped by a grieving and vengeful father (played by Serbedzija), with their daughter Kim left to find them.

“My character’s parents are taken this time, so it’s an inversion of the first one,” said Grace. “I think it’s a nice, very compelling choice that [the movie’s story] is driven by a personal vendetta. It’s not random. I think everyone’s first reaction was, ’How do you make another “Taken” movie?’ There’s a pretty compelling vendetta that drives it, so it’s great.”

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