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Pierce Brosnan says he wished to play Elvis in a music biopic


Pierce Brosnan has opened up about who he’d have favored to play in a music biopic, if he’d been given the prospect.

The Mamma Mia star was chatting with NME in a brand new interview and was requested if he’d ever been provided the prospect to play a musician in a movie biopic earlier than.

In response, Brosnan defined he hadn’t, however spoke about his time within the movie Mamma Mia.

Mamma Mia‘s the closest I’ve acquired to singing and I like it. I did get a platinum album for my singing you already know, so fuck the begrudgers! I acquired to sing with Meryl Streep! It was the very last thing I anticipated however I type of acquired it. I understood the joke, the karaoke of all of it. They didn’t make use of me for my singing however I liked it anyway.”

He then went on to open up about who he may need performed if he did get the prospect to look in a single: “I don’t have any want to play anybody particularly. I imply Elvis, however he’s been taken [by Austin Butler in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis], superbly so.”

Austin Butler
Austin Butler stars as Elvis within the untitled Elvis Presley movie. CREDIT: Theo Wargo/Getty Photographs

Elsewhere within the interview, Brosnan recalled quite a few his favorite gig reminiscences, together with seeing Pink Floyd.

Brosnan defined:  “I bear in mind seeing Pink Floyd with Syd Barrett. Syd was sitting on the facet like a gnome. The sunshine exhibits have been simply lovely. They performed ‘Set The Controls For The Coronary heart Of The Solar’ [from their 1968 album ‘A Saucerful Of Secrets’]. It was mind-blowing.

Final week, Brosnan opened up in regards to the “silly” remark he thinks led to him dropping the titular position in Batman within the nineties.

Earlier than starring as James Bond, Brosnan had made a reputation for himself in tv present Remington Steele. It was across the time of him starring on this when Brosnan auditioned for the position of Batman for Tim Burton’s directorial tackle the caped crusader.

Talking on The Tonight Present, Brosnan revealed a quip he made throughout the audition course of – one thing he thought would win him the position. Nevertheless, the actor revealed the way it did simply the other.

“I bear in mind saying one thing silly to Tim Burton,” Brosnan instructed host Jimmy Fallon. “I mentioned, ‘You realize I can’t perceive [why] any man who would put on his underpants exterior his trousers.’”

Brosnan mentioned he thinks the remark led to him not getting the half. “However there you go … one of the best man acquired the job,” he mentioned of Michael Keaton’s eventual touchdown of the half. Keaton went on to play the half once more in Batman Returns in 1992.

Brosnan is presently starring in Black Adam, his first superhero film, which is in cinemas now.



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