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PIERCE BROSNAN ADMITS HE WAS “JUST NEVER GOOD ENOUGH” AS BOND

April 14, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Pierce Brosnan has critiqued his own performances as James Bond and his words are far more scathing than any reviewer’s. Brosnan played Bond in four films, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough, and Die Another Day. In an interview with the London Telegraph, he acknowledged that he has never rewatched any of those films. “I have no desire to watch myself as James Bond ’cause it’s just never good enough. It’s a horrible feeling.” He indicated that he never felt he was able to get a handle on the character. “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 characterization 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.” Brosnan, who has been doing a series of interviews to promote his upcoming film Love Punch, said in a separate interview with Cigar Aficionado magazine. “I was lucky enough to make four Bond films. It finished in rather shambolic [chaotic] fashion, but I have no bitterness, no resentment.” He was reportedly relieved of his duties as Bond when critics remarked that he seemed too old for the role. However, he remarked, “I hold Bond dear to my heart. I’ve traveled the world as an ambassador for that character and I had a bloody great time doing it.”