Pierce Brosnan started playing James Bond with 1995’s Goldeneye but originally won the role 1986. Roger Moore had quit after seven movies with 1985’s A View To A Kill being his last outing, and the young Remington Steele star was set to replace him. However, due to contractual agreements, Brosnan couldn’t get out of the TV show, so the role went to Timothy Dalton who starred in 1987’s The Living Daylights. It’s now been revealed that at the time Brosnan was “devastated” and “heartbroken” by the news.
His Remington Steele co-star Louie Anderson revealed to : “That was at the time when Pierce Brosnan was offered James Bond and they wouldn’t let him out of the contract.
“He was devastated. It was a horrible thing for him. He did talk to me about it.
“He was heartbroken. He wasn’t mad, he was heartbroken. Y’know he’s a lovely human being and he was really heartbroken.
“It was really fun working with him, he’s so funny.”
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