Liam Neeson said he was 'uncomfortable' being a guest on 'The View' and found the segment 'embarrassing'
Liam Neeson told Rolling Stone he "wasn't impressed" with his recent appearance on "The View."
He said the segment focused too much on "BS" about the cohost Joy Behar "having a crush" on him.
"I'm uncomfortable in those situations, you know?" he said. "It's just a bit embarrassing."
Liam Neeson opened up to Rolling Stone about his recent interview on ABC's "The View," which he described as "embarrassing."
The "Love Actually" actor appeared on the talk show last week to promote his starring role in "Marlowe," which marks his 100th film.
The segment focused heavily on the cohost Joy Behar's infatuation with Neeson. It included a montage of clips that showed Behar making on-air comments like, "I would just like to have my ashes sprinkled over Liam Neeson."
One of Behar's cohosts even joked, "Joy wants to get 'taken' by you."
"I was in the dressing room drinking a cup of tea, turned the TV up, and I thought, oh, this will be great," Neeson told Rolling Stone. "They're talking about gun violence in America, and I agree that it's an American problem. I go onstage and join the ladies during the break, and I was congratulating them on this discussion.
"And then our segment starts, and it's just all this BS with Joy and Liam Neeson and having a crush, and I've known Whoopi for years and Joy a little bit, but I just wasn't impressed. I'm uncomfortable in those situations, you know?"
—The View (@TheView) February 15, 2023
Neeson also said he had a "good, intelligent conversation" with the cohost Sunny Hostin after filming the segment.
During his interview with Rolling Stone, Neeson also reflected on his long film career and reputation as an action star.
He said his wife, Natasha Richardson, who died in 2009, said she would refuse to marry him if he played James Bond, and he discussed his fear that "Taken" would be a flop.
"If I had a penny for every time somebody mentioned 'a certain set of skills,'" he said. "I remember when we were shooting that scene, I begged Pierre Morel, 'Please, can we cut this back? This is so corny. I feel I've seen this and heard this in so many movies.'"
He added: "I've always thought this was a straight-to-video film, but was very surprised when Fox cleverly cut a trailer, showed it at big sporting events, and it became successful when it was released. Again, I was a little embarrassed."
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