I couldn't find the exact picture (because after about an hour of browsing the TV Tropes-like black hole that Gettyimages is for me, I couldn't justify it to myself any more), but it's a pic from the Mary Stuart premiere, I think, and contrary to how melodramatic I made it sound, Neeson wasn't actually on the verge of collapse (I think...), but he did look - justifiably - very fragile, and something about the way Fiennes was holding him just struck me as "real, I'm-here-with-you friendship", for whatever reason, and my heart broke.
I think - again, not sure; am the worst source ever - Neeson was wrapping up Chloe at the time NR passed away? And he had to go back to the set some two or three days after, or something heartbreaking like that? I'm fairly sure I'd be comatose under those circumstances.
It's funny how celeb deaths affect you (or don't) sometimes, isn't it? Surprisingly, I got over Michael Jackson's death in something like ten minutes. He died, it was so tragic, I was sorry, and then I moved on (it's still tragic, and he was an icon, but it just didn't hit me emotionally as much as I thought it would). On the other hand, I was a teen when Frank Sinatra died, I didn't even like Sinatra particularly back then (ah, foolish youth), and it hit me so hard--not so much emotionally as in... world view, I guess. even if I wasn't a fan, he was one of those icons who had always been there, before MJ, before mass media, before the generation before me, even. He was just one of those elements that were part of my universe, and he was gone. Emotionally, for reasons I can't even understand, the celeb death that hit me the hardest was Richard Harris. I don't know why, but I was a wreck. No celeb death since has affected me so much.
Re: NR, the thing that struck me most - apart form the obvious tragedy of a young, beloved woman leaving behind a family and a horde of devoted friends - was her mother. There can't be anything worse than burying your beloved child. When they're so young and you know you still have a lot of time to live without them, I don't even know. You haven't seen tragedy until you've seen a bereaved parent, is my default thought there.
Wow, that was depressing.
Re: Zeus, haven't seen "Clash..." yet, but I just wish someone would do a mythologically-accurate (er...) Zeus. He was a bit of an all-powerful arse. That's what's interesting about him. I'm gonna start calling it the Bill Compton syndrome--when you've got an interestingly ambiguous character in your hands, turn it into a sanctimonious twit and then are surprised that people don't like him anymore. Give me my tantrum-ish, begrudging, vengeful, adulterous Zeus, TPTB!