Liam Neeson defends Star Wars: Episode I, and Jar Jar Binks
"I'm very proud of the film, I got to be a Jedi, got to play with those wonderful lightsabers and stuff, it was terrific," the Qui-Gon Jinn actor said on SiriusXM’s Radio Andy when asked by Cohen about the film. "I liked the movie."
"It really hurt his career," Neeson said. "And I have to say when I was making that film… he was probably one of the funniest guys and talented guys I had ever worked with. I remember calling my old ex-agent at ICM and said, 'I think I just worked with the new Eddie Murphy.' I still believe that. Truly, he had all of his in stitches — including George Lucas. But I liked the movie."
Best has been enjoying a comeback as of late. He made a triumphant appearance at Star Wars Celebration Chicago in 2019 and is hosting the Disney+ kids game show Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge.
Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace