Actor Liam Neeson was not at all impressed by the cackling hens on ABC’s “The View.” Or so he told Rolling Stone during an interview, saying that he “wasn’t impressed” by “The View” after he appeared on it recently. In fact, after appearing on the show, Neeson said that e was “uncomfortable” with the segment in which he appeared.
According to Neeson in the Rolling Stone interview, he was looking forward to his interview and appearance on “The View.” That’s because the hosts were discussing “gun violence” in America and he agreed with their characterization of it as an “American problem.” So he’s a lib and wanted to agree with the cackling hens.
But, then he actually had to appear on air with them and he wasn’t impressed with what resulted, as he told Rolling Stone, saying:
“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.
“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’m uncomfortable in those situations, you know? One of the ladies [Sunny Hostin] is a prosecutor and we had a little chat afterward and it was a good, intelligent conversation, but then the segment’s all about this 13-, 14-year-old crush. It’s just a bit embarrassing.”
It’s pretty easy to see why Neeson got uncomfortable in his appearance on “The View,” as Fox News Digital drew attention to some of those awkward moments that seem to have rubbed him the wrong way, saying:
During the segment, co-host Sunny Hostin told Neeson that Joy Behar would believe anything he says because she thinks he is the “hottest and the greatest ever.”
The show played several clips of Behar saying things like she “would like to have my ashes sprinkled over Liam Neeson.”
“Liam Neeson right now, those kidnapping movies get me so aroused I can’t even begin to tell you,” Behar said in another clip, referring to the “Taken” series.
Yikes. That does sound horrendously uncomfortable. Watch part of the interview here:
— The View (@TheView) February 15, 2023
However, though the segment was uncomfortable, Neeson’s expectations of discussing some important subject but then being relegated to the realm of crushes is a good reminder that he, and other actors, are just that: actors. They’re vapid Hollywood personalities, not people to look to for policy prescriptions or thoughtful commentary on political issues. Not that the cackling hens on ABC’s “The View” are either, bu their wanting to talk about crushes with Liam Neeson rather than “gun violence” makes sense…he’s an actor and Hollywood personality, not a policymaker or thoughtful political commentator.
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By: Will Tanner. Follow me on Twitter @Will_Tanner_1
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