There are very few people in this world who can match the completely epic awesome-ness that is Liam Neeson. Robert Downey Jr. and Morgan Freeman are some of the few individuals who are on par with Neeson’s epic-ness. So watching Liam Neeson reading Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” may strike some as incongruous.
Now, I personally have nothing against the Bieb-ster, he comes off down to Earth and genuine in interviews, has yet to commit any major felonies, and has a pretty decent singing voice to boot. But one has to admit, Justin Bieber is not anywhere near Liam Neeson on the bad-ass cool scale.
Despite this disparity in their relative coolness, or, more likely, because of it, Liam Neeson reading Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” for for the audience of a late night talk show is both off the charts hilarious and completely charming. The lines, “Baby take a chance or you’ll never ever ever know — I got money in my hands that I’d really like to blow — Swag swag swag, on you,” have a completely different ring to them when they spring from Neeson’s chiseled jaw than they do when they fly from a teen heart-throb’s mouth. Bieber’s cheerful acknowledgement of Neeson’s performance and genuine laughter at the ridiculousness of it all makes the entire video even more charming. It may even be enough to sway you to the side of the Bieber.