As the search for the next James Bond continues, one thing is certain: Pierce Brosnan just doesn’t care who becomes the next martini-drinking secret agent.
The 69-year-old actor played the iconic 007 role in a total of four Bond films, from 1995 until his departure from the franchise in 2002.
When asked who should be sipping the “shaken, not stired” martini after Daniel Craig, Brosnan made his thoughts on the matter abundantly clear.
“Who should do it?” he told GQ magazine in a cover interview. “I do not care.”
“It will be interesting to see who they get, who the man will be,” he continued. “Whoever he is, I wish him the best.”
Brosnan was the fifth actor to land the role of Bond, after Timothy Dalton who appeared as a secret agent in two films.
During Brosnan’s 7 years as Bond, he appeared in four films, including “GoldenEye” in 1995, “Tomorrow Never Dies” in 1997, “The World Is Not Enough” in 1999 and 2002’s “Die Another Day”.
Elsewhere in the interview, Brosnan revealed that he has only seen two of Craig’s five Bond films: “Skyfall” and the latest release, “No Time to Die.”
“I love Skyfall,” the actor told the outlet. When asked about his thoughts on “No Time To Die,” Brosnan seemed to cast shadows on the film.
“I’m not so sure about the latter,” he revealed. Despite the thought, Brosnan applauded Craig for being “very brave” and “very strong.”
As the search for the next Bond continues, there has been talk for years about Idris Elba as the next 007. Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson recently responded to the whisper.
“He’s amazing,” Wilson told Variety, while Broccoli added, “We love Idris.”
“It will take a few years,” Broccoli said. “And when we cast Bond, it’s a 10, 12-year commitment. So he’s probably thinking, ‘Do I really want that thing?’ Not everyone wants to do that. It was hard enough to get it (Daniel Craig to do it).”
Wilson pointed out that Craig, who is now 54, was in his thirties when he first started out as Bond. Now that Elba is 50, he would be at least in his 60s by the time he retired, making the casting look unlikely.