Saturday 20 January 2018

Brosnan: Tights were humiliating

Pierce Brosnan says wearing tights was humiliating
Pierce Brosnan says wearing tights was humiliating

Pierce Brosnan has told of his humiliation at having to don bright blue tights to film the CGI scenes involved to play a centaur.

The former James Bond star plays the half-man, half-horse god Chiron the Centaur in new family action-adventure Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief.

Pierce revealed he was lured into the part by director Chris Columbus thinking he would look handsome, only to have to wear the embarrassing costume on set, but added jokingly: "It takes a real man to wear tights!"

He explained: "I play a teacher, Professor Brunner, who's a paraplegic philosopher of the gods and then he goes into this 'other' world where he becomes this powerful horse's a*s.

"Christopher, he was a clever b****r - he sent me this script with a beautiful artist's impression of me as Chiron, looking great and fantastic and brilliantly buffed and I thought 'I'm goood, this is splendid!'

"So, of course I said 'yes' and then we came to the moment of glory (filming the scenes) and I've got good leather straps here and there (pointing to his chest) and buckles and knives and a sword, but then I had to get into tights, so they could put the horse's a*s on me.

"You know it's not easy to be all butch up here and look down and you've got tights on."

:: Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief is released in cinemas on February 12.

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