Liam Neeson clearly doesn’t appreciate that “The View’s” Joy Behar is “aroused” when she sees him.
Neeson, 70, confessed that his Feb. 15 appearance on the show was “uncomfortable” for him and “embarrassing” for the show, when the five female hosts treated him like a sex symbol instead of holding a serious discussion with him.
The ladies of “The View” were instantly atwitter from his presences, after a clip from his upcoming film, Marlowe, was aired on the show.
Whoopi Goldberg clutched her hands over her heart as she introduced him, and co-host Joy Behar, 80, lamented that they talk about him so much, she felt like he had been on the show recently.
“You talk about him so much,” Ana Navarro snarked at Behar, who replied, “shut up, don’t blow my cover” with a giggle.
Neeson crossed his arms uncomfortably as Behar girlishly admitted to her crush, but panelist Alyssa Farah Griffin clearly didn’t notice.
“Joy wants to get “taken” by you,” she cracked about his famous 2008 abduction thriller.
“I will find you and I will kill you,” Behar quoted Neeson’s famous tagline at him as he chucked awkwardly. “I love it.”
After a tense silence at the admission, Goldberg tried to pivot to a question about Neeson’s character, Raymond Chandler’s fictional detective Phillip Marlowe, but before he could talk much about the film, Behar interrupted to gush about her crush on him.
“I got this valentine from you today, it says happy belated Valentine’s Day … And I was like oh, and I find out you gave it to all of us,” she remarked unhappily.
Co-host Sunny Hostin needled Behar by pointing out that he “wrote something very special” in her card, and Behar snapped back, “Don’t rain on my parade, okay?”
Despite Neeson’s clear uneasiness about the topic, Navaro passed over the valentine he sent her, along with a red marker, and asked him to add another heart to the note.
“Do two hearts for me,” Behar said to cackles from the panelists. “Get off my cloud, Sunny.”
Behar returned to the topic at hand, when she asked him what it was like to make movies with “brilliant” actors like Jessica Lange, Diane Kruger, and Alan Cummings, and he said there were no “egos at stake” during filming.
“I believe you,” she replied dreamily. “Whatever you say, I believe you.”
“She will believe anything that you say, because it’s no secret that Joy thinks that you’re the hottest, the greatest ever,” Hostin teed up.
“And in case there was any doubt, we have a few times she’s brought you up over the years.”
The show aired a super cut of all the times Behar has mentioned her Neeson and her crush on him.
“I would just like to have my ashes spread sprinkled over Liam Neeson,” Behar said in one edit.
“Bring Liam Neeson right now. Those kidnapping movies that he does get me so aroused, I can’t even begin to tell you,” she fawned in another cut.
Behar said that she was “speechless” after seeing all of the instances she mentioned Neeson “put together like that,” and the actor agreed.
“I know,” he said with his arms crossed.
The “Honest Thief” star was clearly upset by the show’s segment about his sex appeal, and told Rolling Stone that he found the experience “embarrassing.”
“I was in the dressing room drinking a cup of tea, turned the TV up, and I thought, oh, this will be great,” he said in an interview with the publication.
“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,” he detailed.
Neeson did have “a good, intelligent conversation” with co-host Sunny Hostin, but it didn’t happen until after the cameras were done rolling.
“But then the segment’s all about this — oof — 13-, 14-year-old crush. It’s just a bit embarrassing,” he detailed. “I’m uncomfortable in those situations, you know?”
The show’s viewers were equally unimpressed by the unwanted attention the “Love Actually” star received from the panelists.
“Nice of Joy Behar and her friends on The View to sexually harass Liam Neeson. I doubt he’ll be back on their show,” one person wrote.
“I wonder what the hosts of “The View” would say if a man was being creepy towards a woman like Joy was being towards Liam Neeson…” Another questioned.
“Maybe Joy Behar needs some extra EEO [Equal Employment Opportunity] training like Don Lemon,” snarked Fox News’ Janice Dean.
Neeson also revealed to Rolling Stone that he nearly portrayed James Bond in 1995’s “GoldenEye,” but his then future wife, late actress Natasha Richardson gave him an “ultimatum.”
The actor was hot off of his Oscar nominated performance in 1993’s “Schindler’s List,” when he was approached by Bond producers Albert Broccoli, his daughter Barbara Broccoli.
“[They] had called me a couple of times to ask if I was interested, and I said, ‘Yes, I would be interested,'” he explained.
“And then my lovely wife [Richardson], God rest her soul, said to me while we were shooting Nell down in the Carolinas, ‘Liam, I want to tell you something: If you play James Bond, we’re not getting married,'” Neeson recalled.
He noted that her demand was likely because of all the “gorgeous girls” that Bond beds across multiple countries in the film franchise.
“She gave me a James Bond ultimatum,” he remembered. “And she meant it!”
Though he declined the role, Neeson liked to hum the James Bond theme song while pointing his finger guns at Richardson behind her back.
“I loved doing that s–t,” he recalled fondly.
Richardson, the mother of his two sons, died after a ski accident during a family trip caused a fatal head injury in 2009.