Pierce Brosnan wishes he was more like James Bond

Aug 5, 2014 at 5:02 p.m. ET
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There was a time when Pierce Brosnan was worshipped for his role as famous spy, James Bond, and the actor admits that he wishes he was just a little more like his old screen character.

The Irish-American star revealed during an interview with DuJour magazine's August 2014 issue that he doesn't have all the qualities of his old character and he's actually a really poor fighter — although, we still don't believe that.

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"I just wish I was as cool as they are," Brosnan reflected of his old screen character — a four-film role which spanned from 1995 with Golden Eye, to Die Another Day in 2002. "If I got into a fight in a bar, I'd miss the dude by miles. I wouldn't know how to connect. It would be a comedy."

Well, many women would not care if the actor was able to win a fight, because his latest photo shoot with the magazine's photographer, Eric Ray Davidson, shows that he still has what it takes in the looks department.

Davidson did a great job at channeling the 61-year-old actor's inner Bond, because he looks very suave on the beach, dressed in a black tuxedo and bow tie.

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"That role is a gift that keeps giving in many respects," Brosnan said of his prior 007 role. "I resist any negative feelings or tension as it's such an iconic role. I think there's space for people who enjoyed my work as Bond to enjoy this film and see the guy I once was play the guy I am now."

Brosnan's role as James Bond may be a thing of the past, but that doesn't mean that he has given up entirely on playing a spy. He will be starring as an ex-CIA agent in The November Man, a role that he believes is a good fit for him.

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"I thought it had complexity and it was a good fit for me as a character to play, having been away from the spy game for some time," Brosnan said of the forthcoming film. "All the ingredients were well balanced — the writing, the characterization and the story."

The film comes out this month and we can't wait to see Brosnan take on an action-packed role once again.

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