Sunday 19 January 2020

Brosnan: I'm not as cool as Bond

Pierce Brosnan played James Bond in four films
Pierce Brosnan played James Bond in four films

Pierce Brosnan has revealed that he is not as cool as James Bond.

The 61-year-old actor, who portrayed the suave agent in four 007 films, joked about being a wimp in comparison to his action screen alter-ego.

"I just wish I was as cool as they are," he told Du Jour magazine. "If I got into a fight in a bar, I'd miss the dude by miles. I wouldn't know how to connect. It would be a comedy."

Pierce, who made his Bond debut in 1995's Goldeneye, said the role has been a "gift" because it " keeps giving in many respects."

The Irish-born star will return to the spy world by playing a retired CIA agent who is given the mission to carry out one final job in The November Man.

He said: "I resist any negative feelings or tension as it's such an iconic role. I think there's space for people who enjoyed my work as Bond to enjoy this film and see the guy I once was play the guy I am now."

"I thought it had complexity and it was a good fit for me as a character to play, having been away from the spy game for some time," Pierce added.

"All the ingredients were well balanced - the writing, the characterisation and the story."

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