Pierce Brosnan doesnt think the #MeToo movement will affect James Bond at all.
Speaking about the womanizing character, who he played across four films, the 65-year-old actor explained he doesnt think the current political climate in Hollywood will have any effect on the louche spy.
Pierce said he hopes there will be more respect between the genders and while his old character has been labelled chauvinistic, the Irish star doesnt think the current climate will put an end 007 or his behaviour.
Asked if he thought Bond can survive #MeToo, he said: Well, I have no idea if the new films are going to address these social issues.
I think Bond will continue in the same vein. I would suspect so, because men will continue to be men and women likewise.
One hopes there will be more respect between the genders. You hope that good things will come out of this #MeToo movement.
Despite playing such an iconic character, Pierce – who has four grown-up children – admitted it wasnt something that ever particularly impressed his kids, though his youngest two have now taken more of an interest.
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It was never really a big issue. Dad played James Bond – I think they just accepted it.
It was probably a little abstract to them, he said. Now that theyre older and theyve seen the movies, I think they look back at it with greater interest.
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