Pierce Brosnan Gives His Opinion on New James Bond Pick

Pierce Brosnan, the actor renowned for his portrayal of James Bond in four films, has given his seal of approval to Aaron Taylor-Johnson as a potential successor to the iconic role. During an appearance on RTÉ Radio 1’s ‘The Ray D’Arcy Show’ last week, Brosnan responded positively to a fan’s inquiry about Taylor-Johnson’s rumored involvement as the next Bond.

Expressing confidence in Taylor-Johnson’s abilities, Brosnan commended the actor’s talent, charisma and suitability for the role. Reflecting on their past collaboration in the 2009 film ‘The Greatest,’ Brosnan praised Taylor-Johnson’s performance, highlighting his potential to portray Bond with distinction.

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Regarding Taylor-Johnson’s possible venture into the world of 007, Brosnan advised him to be bold, embrace the role wholeheartedly, and enjoy the experience.

Taylor-Johnson has neither confirmed nor denied his association with a Bond project, opting to steer clear of the topic during a recent interview with Rolling Stone UK. Instead, he remained focused on his forthcoming projects.

In addition to discussing Taylor-Johnson’s potential as Bond, Brosnan reminisced about his own journey as the renowned British secret agent. He recalled how he and his late wife Cassandra Harris, who also had ties to the Bond franchise, humorously discussed his prospects of playing Bond before he eventually landed the role.

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Although Brosnan initially had to decline the opportunity to play Bond due to commitments to the television series Remington Steele, he eventually embraced the role in 1995’s ‘GoldenEye,’ marking the beginning of his portrayal of the iconic character.

Reflecting on his tenure as Bond, Brosnan expressed pride in his work and described the role as a “gift that keeps on giving.”