Liam Neeson says the horse in his new film recognized him from another movie he shot.
There's not many people who could say they're so famous that non-humans recognize them except for Liam Neeson. The actor recently starred in the Coen brothers new movie, The Ballad Of Buster Shruggs where he played a traveling impresario. Neeson recently said that one of the horses in the film actually recognized him from another movie he shot a while ago.
Liam Neeson recently sat down with PageSix to talk about his latest film, The Ballad Of Buster Shruggs. The famed actor shared a story about the time one of the horses on the set actually knew him from the past.
“I play a traveling impresario. We filmed in New Mexico. The odd thing is the horse who pulls my wagon knew me," he said. “You won’t believe it. I’m saying this horse knew me. He actually remembered me from another Western we made a while back. I love animals. When we worked together before I took special care of him. I fed him treats. Gave him apples.”
When asked how he knew if the horse recognized him, Neeson said, "He whinnied when he saw me. And pawed the ground.”
Russell Crowe later took to Twitter to confirm this.
"This is absolutely true . There’s a horse George who I gave the speech in the forest in Gladiator on. Years later he was on the set of Robin Hood and we would have a chat everyday. Same with the white horse Rusty in Robin Hood we chatted again on Les Mis. Lifelong friends," he wrote on Twitter.