Pierce Brosnan: 'I've always seen myself as a character actor'
A Pierce Brosnan soundbite has emerged on Hollywood Outbreak
, in which he talks about his early attempts to become an actor in England and now, older and wiser, how he is approaching his craft.
""Nomads" was certainly a fond piece of film because it was my first time with John McTiernan. I thought, I'm off to be a movie-star now. I'm out of TV. Here's the beginning of my movie career. John McTiernan took off like a rocket and I carried on in TV. But... I like TV and I love being an actor. You just try and stay at the table for as long as you can and keep doing good work. I've always seen myself as a character actor, "Remington Steele" was me: I gave up on trying to be any character. I put myself in this world of Remington Steele - the pretender. The grand pretender.
You know at times I have found pieces that are very much character driven, they all should be character driven. But now at this point in my life I am finding more character and a sense of being an actor, being a performer; to try to be challenged and take risks. The voice of this character that I play I play, I've always been very aware of who I was, living in England as an Irishman and growing up there and being taught as an Irishman. I was aware of my voice, and how far I would go there [England] as a young actor, they were easily gotten and they always did get someone with a strong English accent. But thank God for America. I came here and found great home and possibilities were endless. The voice. I've got a piece right now where I am trying to figure it out and I've moved all over the map from Mississippi to Georgia to Australia to New Zealand, so I'll figure something out."
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