With the prequel trilogy coming full circle in the affections of the broader cinematic community, receiving the credit and appreciation savvy Star Wars fans always knew it deserved, it’s good to hear not only Ewan McGregor show display his growing enthusiasm for returning to the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the forthcoming Disney Plus series but also Liam Neeson, who makes no bones about how proud he was to be a part of The Phantom Menace.
“I like the film. 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.”
“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.” Neeson added that he was so impressed, he told his manager that he believed Best could be the next Eddie Murphy. “And I still believe that,”