Pierce Brosnan recently explained how he drew inspiration from Roger Moore and Sean Connery to create his own version of James Bond. The James Bond movies are, for many, the definitive spy movies.
Pierce Brosnan talks about James Bond
James Bond is certainly an iconic part of the Hollywood movies. From Sean Connery to Daniel Craig, the role of James Bond himself has been passed on from actor to actor.
Craig himself recently concluded his stint as the secret agent, and the search to find the next actor to take on the mantle has begun. Whoever is chosen to be the latest 007 will likely want to take the time to listen to Pierce Brosnan, because he has explained how he found the inspiration for his own take on the character.
Speaking to GQ, the DC movie actor said that he combined influence from two of the best Bonds – Roger Moore and Sean Connery – to create his version of the super spy. He said[via Digital Fix] “For me it was trying to walk a line between Roger [Moore] and Sean Connery. And, not being shy of taking from their work. I was so enamoured by Sean Connery who I’d seen as a boy of 11 years of age in Goldfinger, and I watched him transcend the heady heights of being Bond and creating such an iconic character.”
He continued “Then came Roger [Moore], and I watched Roger portray the character. So I took from both men really. I allowed myself the grace to try and get the sense of humour that both men brought to the part.”
In studying the performances that had come before him, and allowing himself to not take the part too seriously Brosnan was able to bring a new but decidedly familiar Bond, who maintained continuity with what had come before while still being fresh and exciting.