It's not about you, Mr. Neeson; it's about honoring the creator. It doesn't matter what the piece means to you, it only matters what the author meant when he wrote it.
It is your job to act responsibly when interpreting a character meant for a certain purpose. What that means, is that you don't have your own interpretation that fits with your own worldview, but that you demonstrate artistic integrity by interpreting the character as it was intended by the originator. The creator is king.
If an interpreter of any work of art feels that he is any more than the bottle in which the message is sent, he has a monumental issue, and zero integrity.