Even though playing the role of secret agent James Bond was a dream come true for Pierce Brosnan, that chapter in his life has officially closed! The 64-year-old actor starred in four 007 films between years of 1995 to 2002, and the silver fox reflected on his fondest memories of being on set.
“The sheer brilliance of going to work each day and being a part of that movie magic, [which has] such a strong legacy was a huge responsibility,” Pierce exclusively revealed to Closer at the Concert on the Bluffs in Malibu on Aug. 20.
Pierce Brosnan as James Bond.
But even though he enjoyed his time portraying James Bond in GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, and Die Another Day, the star said he has no desire to ever return to the role.
“That’s another man’s job. Daniel Craig is a magnificent James Bond,” said Pierce. Daniel took over the role of James Bond from Pierce in 2005 and he’s protrayed the character in 2006’s Casino Royale, 2008’s Quantum of Solace, 2010’s Skyfall, and 2015’s Spectre.
Daniel Craig as James Bond.
Last month, Daniel confirmed that he would return to reprise his role as James Bond in the 25th 007 film during an interview with Late Show host Stephen Colbert. “We’ve been discussing it, we’ve just been trying to figure things out,” the actor explained. “But I always wanted to, I needed a break.” He also confirmed that the upcoming film would also be his last. “I just want to go out on a high note, and I can’t wait.”
As for Pierce, he is currently working with Meryl Streep on the sequel to Mamma Mia! and he’s been getting singing lessons in a boot camp to prepare his vocal chords for the musical, according to The Mirror. “I’ve been rehearsing the singing and dancing,” he told Closer. “It’s a really well-founded story.”
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