Former James Bond-Pierce Brosnan has revealed how he was unceremoniously dumped as the iconic spy of the franchise whilst filming another movie.
Pierce Brosnan, who played 007 in four films said he received a telephone call from the franchise’s long-term producers while he was in the Bahamas filming ‘After The Sunset’—despite dedicating seven years of his life to the series and beginning strongly with the classic ‘GoldenEye.’
Bronsnan said: “I was in the Bahamas, working on a movie called
‘After The Sunset’ and my agents called me up and said, ‘Negotiations have stopped. [Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson] are not quite sure what they want to do.”
He added, “I sat in Richard Harris’s house in the Bahamas, and Barbara and Michael were on the line —‘we’re so sorry.’ She was crying, Michael was stoic and he said, ‘You were a great James Bond. Thank you very much,’ and I said, ‘Thank you very much. Goodbye.’
That was it. I was utterly shocked and just kicked to the curb with the way it went down.”
Daniel Craig took over from Pierce Brosnan