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Liam Neeson. Image Credit: AFP

Hollywood star Liam Neeson, who played the role of Jedi master Qui-Gon Jinn in the ‘Star Wars’ franchise, doesn’t want to reprise his role.

The actor joined Paul Rudd on the recent episode of ‘Watch What Happens Live!’ and he explained the reason for not wanting to reprise the role, reports ‘Variety’.

It’s because the ‘Star Wars’ franchise is damaging its own magic, he said..

“No, I’m not,” Neeson said when asked if he’s interested in returning. “There’s so many spinoffs of ‘Star Wars.’ It’s diluting it to me, and it’s taken away the mystery and the magic in a weird way.”

As per ‘Variety’, Neeson had a brief cameo in the Disney+ series ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’, but he only had about two lines of dialogue. The actor made his ‘Star Wars’ debut in ‘Star Wars: The Phantom Menace’, but his character died and his ‘Star Wars’ tenure was cut short.

Neeson told ComicBook.com last year that he’d consider reprising Qui-Gon Jinn under one condition: It’s got to be a movie, not a television show.

“Yeah, I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to TV, I must admit. I just like the big screen, you know? Qui-Gon, I can’t believe it’s 24 years since we made ‘The Phantom Menace,’ I just cannot believe where the time has gone. It was a terrific experience, shooting that film in London.”