Actor Pierce Brosnan stars in dual roles as Professor Brunner and his alter ego, Chiron the Centaur, in the new action adventure Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief. Here, the former James Bond speaks about the movie:
What was it like playing the role of a Centaur (a Greek mythological creature who is part human and part horse)?
I didn’t expect to wear blue tights with orange spots. You have to be a bold man to do this, especially when you’re on set amongst 200 young people who are very buffed and eager to strut their stuff, and I was supposed to be this wise bold hero. But it was all a day’s work.
You’ve gone from being James Bond to playing a Centaur. How does that feel?
I was trained to believe that I could play different roles, and James Bond was a phenomenal chapter of my life. I just want to stay at the table for as long as I can in this business. I want to be the surprise in every movie I do.
How do you raise your children so that they don’t take things for granted?
With love, love and only love. I try to make them appreciative.
Is acting still as thrilling for you as when you started out?
Yes, because I’m so happy to have come this far and I’m still passionate about making movies. I’m not sure where it’s all going at the moment, but then I never have been.