Former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan was interviewed by the British newspaper The Telegraph on Saturday. During the interview, which was mainly about Brosnan’s upcoming film “The Love Punch,” the actor reflected on his time as the legendary MI6 agent who loves his martini’s shaken not stirred, saying it was a role he could never quite connect with.
“I felt I was caught in a time warp between Roger [Moore] and Sean [Connery]. “It was a very hard one to grasp the meaning of, for me. The violence was never real, the brute force of the man was never palpable. It was quite tame, and the characterisation didn’t have a follow-through of reality, it was surface. But then that might have had to do with my own insecurities in playing him as well.”
When asked if he has ever watched the Bond movies he was in Brosnan said “I have no desire to watch myself as James Bond. ‘Cause it’s just never good enough. It’s a horrible feeling.”
However at the same time Brosnan did admit that playing Bond opened up opportunites that would otherwise may not have been made available to him, saying that it was like being “an ambassador to a small nation.” The actor also added “It’s the gift that keeps on giving, that allowed me to create my own production company and make my own movies.”
Brosnan played the role from 1995-2005, appearing in the films “Goldeneye,” “Tomorrow Never Dies,” The World Is Not Enough,” and “Die Another Day.” He also provided his voice and likeness to the 2004 Bond video game “Everything or Nothing.”
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