Pierce Brosnan looks back on his Bond stint

News Glen Chapman
14 Apr 2014 - 07:26

Pierce Brosnan has opened up about his time spent as James Bond 007. He doesn't appear too happy with it...

With Pierce Brosnan as 007, the 90s and early 2000s saw the revival of James Bond on the big screen, but each film ending up with higher and higher amounts of money in the bank. It would be fair to say that without Brosnan's Bonds, the even more commercially succesful Daniel Craig era might well be very different.

That said, some of Brosnan's Bond movies attract ire, even if the man himself doesn't. Chatting to The Telegraph, he does admit problems. "I felt I was caught in a time warp between Roger and Sean. It was a very hard one to grasp the meaning of, for me", he said.

He added that "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". So does he ever revisit his 007 work? "I have no desire to watch myself as James Bond. 'Cause it's just never good enough. It's a horrible feeling".

On a slightly more positive note he had the following to say of his Bond work: "it's the gift that keeps on giving, that allowed me to create my own production company and make my own movies". So, there's always that.

Still, it does sound as though we're fonder of Pierce Brosnan's Bond movies than Pierce Brosnan is...

The Telegraph

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