Former James Bond Pierce Brosnan would love to return to the 007 franchise even if he has to play the villain
Former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan would love to act in the iconic British superspy films again if given a chance. The 66-year-old expressed interest when he was asked by a fan if he had any intentions to return to the franchise as a villain.
While hosting a 'Live Watch along' with Esquire for his first Bond movie 'Goldeneye', Brosnan, responding to the fan question said: "Yes." "Would [I] return as a villain?" Brosnan read from a list of questions, adding: "If asked, yes! I believe so."
The actor also sheds light on the influence Sean Connery and Roger Moore had on him as an actor and how certain parts of the role stayed with him even after moving on from playing the character. "I suppose it's the walk, the presence, and how one carries oneself," Brosnan said.
"He's a hard character to get away from. Not that I wanted to get away from him, because I am the man I am and you use so much of one's own persona in playing a character like this. There's definitely a melding of the two people, the two personas. I'm just not very good with gadgets."
Brosnan starred as Bond in four films — 'Goldeneye' (1995), 'Tomorrow Never Dies' (1999), 'The World Is Not Enough' (1999) and 'Die Another Day' (2002). His successor was Daniel Crag who starred in the reboot of 'Casino Royale' and then subsequently starred in three more films, 'Quantum of Solace', 'Skyfall' and 'Spectre'.
He will play the titular character for the last time in 'No Time to Die' slated to release on November 25 this year. In related news, Halle Berry, who starred alongside Brosnan in 'No Time to Die' recalled an incident where he saved her life on the sets of the film.
Talking to Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday’s edition of 'The Tonight Show,' the actress said: "I was supposed to be all sexy, trying to seduce him with a fig. I end up choking on it and he had to get up and do the Heimlich."
"That was so not sexy," she added. "James Bond knows how to Heimlich! He was there for me, he will always be one of my favorite people in the whole world," Berry said.