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Neeson hearing more ‘Star Wars’ talk

Liam Neeson played powerful Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn in “Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace.”
Liam Neeson played powerful Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn in “Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace.” Bill Kaye/Lucasfilm

Liam Neeson has a massive list of film credits ranging from “Batman Begins” to “The Simpsons.” There are two projects he’s done that the majority of fans will mention - “Taken” and “Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace.”

During an interview to discuss his moving voice work in the upcoming animated offering “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet,” I couldn’t resist the opportunity to ask him whether fans want more to hear him do that brilliant telephone conversation from “Taken” or chat “Star Wars” secrets.

“It depends on the age of the person as to when ‘Taken’ came out. Those who are just old enough to have seen ‘Taken’ will always ask about that movie,” Neeson says. “If I had a dime for every time I left a message on an answering machine, I would be very rich.”

In recent months, the amount of “Star Wars”questions have started to rise. Fans want to know if he will be in the next one or in any future “Star Wars” movies.

Neeson won’t be in “Star Wars: Episode 7: The Force Awakens” and he’s heard nothing about future films. He’s just happy that his close friend, Harrison Ford, is in the upcoming film.

“I can’t want to see it because of him,” Neeson says.

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