NEW YORK (AP) — A single, surprising phone call and it was over. That's how Pierce Brosnan says he learned that his services as James Bond would no longer be required.Well, I guess we saw this coming. I thought Brosnan did a great job with the role, and helped the franchise regain its footing.
"One phone call, that's all it took!" the 52-year-old actor tells Entertainment Weekly magazine in its Aug. 19 issue.
Connery will always be the gold standard for me. Moore was always too much of a priss, believable more as a maitre'd than a master spy. Dalton was an abomination, all furrowed and furry brows. And the one shot Lazenby had just never worked. Maybe it was the fact that he was running around in a kilt with the Sandra Day O'Connor bib, maybe it was the fact that he buckled under and got married. Hard to say.
No idea on who they'll get to replace him. I've heard rumors about Clive Owen, who I think would be great. There have been other rumors about Daniel Craig from the excellent Layer Cake. He's got the attitude down, but he seems a little too rough around the edges. We'll see.