Liam Neeson recalls “very sweet” memory when filming Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

Liam Neeson recollects “very candy” reminiscence when filming Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

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Liam Neeson has shared a candy interplay his son had when visiting him on The Phantom Menace set. The actor performed Qui-Gon Jinn within the Star Wars prequel movie. 

Forward of his co-star Ewan McGregor reprising his function for the Disney Plus collection Obi-Wan Kenobi, Neeson was quizzed about his time on the movie. In a chat with Display screen Rant, he shared his reminiscences of filming the film again in 1998 in London. 

This included a very lovable second his son Michael had with R2-D2. He defined: “I am going to let you know a joke. My son, Michael, was two. His nanny introduced him out to go to me on set and it was lunchtime. I held him in my arms and took him across the set and there was R2-D2, simply sitting parked.”

“My son checked out this unusual piece of steel, in my arms, and simply went, ‘[stretches arms out],'” Neeson continued. “So I needed to let him down and he waddled over and began hugging R2-D2.”

Neeson revealed that his son had by no means seen Star Wars at that time, however had clearly related with the beloved droid. Calling the second “very candy”, the Taken actor additionally shared that director George Lucas was not shocked by the interplay after they mentioned it later.

He added: “I bear in mind telling George Lucas after lunch, I stated, ‘I introduced my son on. He needed to go down and hug R2-D2 and it was actually touching.’ And George stated, ‘Yeah. R2-D2 has that impact on children.'”

Neeson isn’t regarded as returning for the Obi-Wan Kenobi collection, after his character’s heartbreaking loss of life, however another facets have been teased concerning the present. Take a look at our information to every little thing revealed up to now about Obi-Wan Kenobi.

The collection might be launched on Disney Plus on Might 27 with the primary two episodes. Within the meantime, right here’s the most recent on all of the upcoming Star Wars films you might want to find out about. If you have not already, it’s also possible to subscribe to Disney Plus right here.

 Fay Watson

I’m an Leisure Author right here at GamesRadar+, masking TV and movie for the Complete Movie and SFX sections on-line. I beforehand labored as a Senior Showbiz Reporter and web optimization TV reporter at Specific On-line for 3 years. I’ve additionally written for The Resident magazines and Newbie Photographer, earlier than specializing in leisure.

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