Pierce Brosnan, the new James Bond
by Oriana Maerini
"007 The World is Not Enough"
(USA 2000) With Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau, Maria Grazia Cucinotta
Pierce Brosnan, the fifth James Bond after Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore and Timothy Dalton, the unrepentant seducer created by writer Jan Fleming, doesn't want to seduce any more.
At least this is what the charming Irish actor claims - Bond apparently has so many women, but in fact, he doesn't have anyone. Nowadays the Bond-girls go into action on an equal level with 007. By now the supremacy of the "macho man" is over.
In the meantime, he continues to "operate" surrounded by beautiful women (Sophie Marceau, Serena Scott Thomas, Maria Grazia Cucinotta) in the latest release from Fleming's saga of the same name, "The World is Not Enough". It's Brosnan's fourth film portraying the legendary agent 007.
I feel I've returned the favor that Bond has done for me - continues Pierce - He's given me a success that I never achieved through theater or television, and the opportunity to produce on my own. For my part, I've injected some freshness and new faith into his character.
Dark hair and eyes, perfect physique, penetrating look, Brosnan doesn't have the steely charm of the great Connery, or the irony of Roger Moore, but he's an elegant, sober Bond, who lives the legend without putting on too many airs.
This composed 44 year old irishman (during the interview he almost never smiled) is the secret agent of the new generation: fighting side by side with a female partner, seducing less and even seeming to suffer for love lost.
Doesn't this disturb you?
"No, fortunately I don't have this sort of sick ego. Rather, I enjoy an encounter with a strong woman. I believe this is a challenge that should enrich and stimulate an intelligent man.".