Out of all the James Bonds there has been over the years, you may already have your favorites set but for me, it has to be Pierce Brosnan. He indeed was one of the coolest ones ever even though many feel that is either Sean Connery or Daniel Craig.
In a recent revelation, Pierce Brosnan, however, feels that it is time to pass on the legendary character to a woman.
"Yes!' Brosnan said of the prospect of a female Bond. "I think we've watched the guys do it for the last 40 years, get out of the way, guys, and put a woman up there. I think it would be exhilarating, it would be exciting,” he said.
However, he expressed doubt that the change will play out on screen under the current producers. “I don't think that's going to happen with the Broccolis. I don't think that is going to happen under their watch," he said.
As for how the franchise should approach the seductive spy character in the #MeToo era, Brosnan said Bond will have to change with the times.
“Without question, yes... The #MeToo movement has been relevant and significant and well needed in our society, so they'll have to address that,” he said.
Brosnan, on hand at the Deauville Film Festival for a career honor, said he looks back at those four films as his career highlight. “James Bond has a certain significance and a deep pride. I will be asked about him until my dying days – it just goes with the territory. He's a beloved character,” he said. “I was honored to play the role and I rejuvenated a franchise that had been dormant.”
The actor, who worked with Roman Polanski on The Ghost Writer in 2010, dismissed questions about the director's surprise red carpet appearance Saturday night at the festival and the selection of Woody Allen's A Rainy Day in New York as the festival's opener.
“Mr. Polanski and I have worked together, he's a brilliant filmmaker and so is Woody Allen. We celebrate them as filmmakers,” he said.