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Liam Neeson claims horse recognised him from previous film

Actor Liam Neeson
Actor Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson claims a horse he worked with before recognised him on the set of his new film.

In an interview with Page Six, Neeson said that he was reunited with the horse when he was filming for Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

“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 interviewer Cindy Adams asked how the Ballymena actor could be sure, he said: “He whinnied when he saw me. And pawed the ground.”

Russell Crowe took to Twitter to back up Neeson's claim saying that it was "absolutely true" and that he had had similar experiences with the animal, calling them "lifelong friends".

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs follows the story of two trail bosses on the Oregon Trail and a woman on the wagon train who needs the help of one of them and who might be a marriage prospect for the other.

Neeson previously starred in Western films Seraphim Falls and A Million Ways to Die in the West.

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