‘I just wasn’t impressed’: Liam Neeson slams talk show The View for ‘uncomfortable’ interview

Liam Neeson was “not impressed” with The View panel after he stopped by last week for an interview.

The Irish actor was on the US talk show hoping to talk about gun violence in the country while promoting his new film, Marlowe. But instead, the female hosts focused on fellow panellist Joy Behar’s years-on crush on the Taken star. 

“I was in the dressing room drinking a cup of tea, turned the TV up, and I thought, oh, this will be great. They’re talking about gun violence in America, and I agree that it’s an American problem,” Neeson, 70, told Rolling Stone magazine days after his appearance on the program. 

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“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 [Goldberg] for years and Joy a little bit, but I just wasn’t impressed. I’m uncomfortable in those situations, you know?”

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To recap the segment, Neeson was greeted by Ana Navarro, who told Behar: “You talk about him so much.” Co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin then joked to Neeson: “Joy wants to get ‘Taken’ by you,” referencing his iconic film.

A video package is then played featuring a montage of Behar gushing about Neeson on previous episodes with comments such as: “I would just like to have my ashes sprinkled over Liam Neeson” and “Those kidnapping movies that he does, get me so aroused.”

The actor then awkwardly joked: “Joy, you received the checks, right?”

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While Neeson noted to Rolling Stone that attorney and co-host Sunny Hostin had “a good, intelligent conversation” with him off-camera after the segment, he says on camera his exchange with the other women was super awkward.

“The segment’s all about this – oof – 13-, 14-year-old crush. It’s just a bit embarrassing,” he said.

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