Everything is tough these days, even being an actor, according to Pierce Brosnan.
In his interview with Parade.com, Brosnan tells the magazine that it’s tougher than it used to be, even just to act:
“It’s just a pretty harsh time to be an actor, especially with all the reality shows that don’t require much of a performance. It’s really crazy. And the financing of movies, given the economy we’re in, can be pretty brutal. But, it’s always been fun for me to be an actor and I’m sure I’ll keep on having fun.”
He tells Parade that working with Robert Pattinson was a revelatory experience:
“Remember Me with Robert Pattinson is a really beautifully written piece about a family coping with the death of one of their boys. I play Robert’s father, and for me it’s about the loss of a son, while from his perspective it’s about the loss of a brother. It’s nothing like Twilight but it packs an emotional punch. I think you’ll see Mr. Pattinson giving a fantastic performance, which will prove he’s really working hard on his acting.”
The circus that surrounds Pattinson shocked the experienced thespian.
“We filmed in New York and there always seemed to be a hundreds of screaming teenage girls around and I knew they weren’t screaming for me. I know it’s tough for Robert to cope with that kind of attention. I’ve been there and I sympathize with him, but I think he’s handling it quite well. I think that, so far, he’s got it under control.”
Even Roman Polanski was mentioned by Brosnan, who is sympathetic to his current legal situation.
Brosnan said, “I play a British prime minister in Roman Polanski’s The Ghost Writer, which was filmed before he was detained in Switzerland. Roman is iconic in the world of filmmaking. His vocabulary is pure cinema. He knows the medium so well. But he carries so much baggage from his own life that you find him even more intriguing and captivating.”
He added, “There’s a sadness to the whole situation. What happened years ago was wrong in every way. I just wish him the best and hope that he finds closure for this time in his life. We got on beautifully together although I can’t say I know him that well even though I certainly knew his history. My heart goes out to his family, to his wife and his children. I hope this chapter can be closed quickly and that justice will be served with some dignity and compassion.”