Liam Neeson Did Not Enjoy Being Objectified on “The View”

On February 15, Liam Neeson made an appearance on The View to promote his new movie Marlowe, but he didn’t get to talk about it very much. Instead, most of his segment was devoted to Joy Behar’s long-standing crush on him.

Neeson did his best to play along and laugh it off while he was on air — this is live TV, after all. “You received the checks, right?” he quipped after the Behar supercut finished rolling. Still, you could tell he was over the whole thing when, after Behar quoted his Taken line “I will find you and I will kill you” for a second time, he replied, “Oh Joy, stop it. Get a life.” But now Neeson has addressed the awkward appearance in a new interview with Rolling Stone, admitting that he actually felt “uncomfortable” during the segment.

“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 [Behar] 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?”

You can watch Neeson’s View appearance below, if you must.

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