Pierce Brosnan, 70, shares Mother's Day post, shows striking resemblance to mom Mary May Smith, 89
LONDON, ENGLAND: Fans couldn't get over how similar Pierce Brosnan is to his mother after he shared a series of heartwarming photos with her on Mother's Day. The 'James Bond' star, 70, took to social media to pay tribute to his 89-year-old mother Mary May Smith in adorable snaps.
It's worth noting that Brosnan, despite being one of the most recognized faces in Hollywood, had a difficult childhood. The Irish actor faced many hardships growing up since his father left the family when he was very young and his mother took up a nursing job in London, away from their home in Ireland, to put food on the table. Brosnan saw his doting mother only a few times a year and lived with his maternal grandparents. When they died, he moved in with his aunt and uncle in a boarding house.
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The Hollywood icon has always credited his mother for being his rock during hard times and noted how she encouraged him to follow his dreams in his formative years. "She wholeheartedly said: 'Follow your dreams,'" Brosnan once divulged to The Guardian. Relocating to London was a major change for the future star, who was raised only by his mother.
"I was an only child from a fractured family. My father took off for the hills very early. And academically, my school days were tough. I needed to figure out what I wanted to do," he told the Irish Times. It is safe to say that Brosnan has since made it -- forging a career that spans decades, he garnered critical acclaim and recognition for his portrayal of iconic characters such as James Bond in films including 'GoldenEye', 'Tomorrow Never Dies', 'The World Is Not Enough', and 'Die Another Day'.
After establishing himself as a renowned figure in Hollywood, Brosnan credited his success to the unwavering support of his mother. The 'Mamma Mia!' star took to social media to honor his mum on Mother's Day with a series of adorable snaps together. He expressed his gratitude for her with a simple message. "Happy Mother's Day. I love you, Mum!" he wrote, accompanied by an Irish flag and a heart emoticon.
Fans couldn't help but notice the unmistakable resemblance between Brosnan and his mother. "Now I know where you got the smile from. A happy Mother's Day to all you amazing mothers out there!" one commented. "The same eyes," another reacted. "Now I know why you look so good. It’s from your mum," someone else chimed in. That said, the intimate bond between Brosnan and his mother is not just for social media posts. He continues to bring her flowers and the duo spends a lot of quality time together, going on long walks and enjoying each other's company.
Brosnan shows his fans how he is the perfect gentleman in real life as well, mirroring the same charm and elegance he portrays on film in his outings with Smith. The mother and son duo was recently spotted walking arm-in-arm after stepping out for lunch in Sloane Square, Chelsea, England, AmoMama reported.
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