Liam Neeson Says He Was Uncomfortable During His Recent Visit To “The View”
For the past century, the revolving door of ladies hosting The View has had no problems attacking each episode with cackling, craziness, and candor. But one thing that remains constant is their need to terrorize all of their guests with conversation, though normally, they have fairly positive interactions. This, unfortunately, was not the case recently when Liam Neeson brought his particular set of skills for an interview with the ladies that took a turn for the uncomfortable when Joy Behar decided to remind him that she has a crush on him. And the crafty production team at The View made things even worse by showing a montage of some very cringeworthy things Joy has said about Liam in the past.
Entertainment Weekly reports during a February 15 appearance, Whoopi and the Wailers formed a circle around Liam and began their inappropriate incantation with Joy as the main ring leader. For years she has admitted to being a bit smitten with Liam, however, when he arrived, he was under the impression that they would have a much more complex conversation about his illustrious career, which was marked by his 100th film release Marlowe. However, the conversation was more about Joy’s decades-long fascination with Liam, and it made him feel very uncomfortable.
“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. I go onstage and join the ladies during the break, and I was congratulating them on this discussion,” Neeson told Rolling Stone. “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 [Goldberg] for years and Joy a little bit, but I just wasn’t impressed.”
I guess Joy got the girly giggles down in her nether regions as soon as Liam took the stage and wanted to audition for the role of the next damsel he needs to save from danger. In this case, though, Liam was the one who needed saving. Especially after producers played a montage of Joy admitting she wants her ashes spread all over Liam when she dies and speaking about being aroused by him in the Taken movies. We really didn’t need to know that, Joy. And Liam probably won’t be back anytime soon either, although there was a bit of redemption at the end.
Neeson told Rolling Stone that he gets “uncomfortable in those situations,” and that he eventually had an “intelligent conversation” with Sunny Hostin, a former federal prosecutor, after the show, but he still took issue with what was aired.
“The segment’s all about this — oof— 13, 14-year-old crush,” he said of Behar joking about her affections for the actor. “It’s just a bit embarrassing.”
And you know the late maven of mess Barbara Walters had a hearty laugh from the producer’s booth in the sky once they ran Joy’s montage because that seems like something she would have approved.