Liam Neeson probably won’t be appearing on The View in the near future.
The actor appeared on the February 15 installment of the ABC talk show to promote his new movie, Marlowe, and it will definitely go down as one of the most awkward segments in TV history.
“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 recalled to Rolling Stone.
“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 [Goldberg] for years and Joy a little bit, but I just wasn’t impressed.”
Neeson’s appearance on the show (which you can watch at the bottom of this page) found cohost Anna Navarro urging Joly Behar to speak about her attraction to the Taken alum.
But things got even more awkward when Alyssa Faith Griffin said that Behar “wants to get taken” by the actor.
That wasn’t the end, either.
The show also played footage of Behar mentioning Neeson, including when she admitted she wanted her ashes sprinkled over him.
Neeson told Rolling Stone that he gets “uncomfortable in those situations.”
While he clearly didn’t enjoy his time on the show (and rightfully so), he did reveal that he had “an intelligent conversation” with Sunny Hostin.
But how would Neeson describe his appearance?
“The segment’s all about this — oof — 13, 14-year-old crush,” he said of Behar.
“It’s just a bit embarrassing.”
Neeson plays a detective in his new movie, Marlowe, which has already been released in the U.S.
He stars alongside Diane Kruger and Jessica Lange on the Neil Jordan-helmed neo-noir crime thriller.
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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.