During a recent interview with Andy Cohen on his SiriusXM radio show, British actor Liam Neeson has shared his thoughts about his role in the 1999 film from the prequel trilogy, ‘Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.’
As we all know, Neeson played the role of Qui-Gon Jin in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, one of the trilogy films released in 1999. He recalled the times he played in the movie and explained what he thinks about his appearance in the film. He reveals his admiration for the film by saying he is proud to be a part of Star Wars.
Here’s what Liam Neeson stated:
“I’m proud of it and proud to have been a part of it. I got to be a Jedi. I got to play with those wonderful lightsabers and stuff. It was terrific, Andy, it really was.”
Neeson also gave candid remarks about his co-star Ahmed Best, who portrayed the Gungan warrior Jar Jar Binks, and defined him as the new Eddie Murphy, who was awarded with Golden Globe and Grammy.
“He came into a lot of criticism, I mean to the point where it really hurt his career.
And I have to say when I was making that film. He was probably one of the funniest guys and talented guys I have ever worked with. I remember calling my old agent, and I said ‘Listen, I think I’ve just worked with the new Eddie Murphy.'”
“And I still believe that… He had all of us in stitches laughing. Including George Lucas.”
Listen to full interview below, and click here for the source of the statement.