Pierce Brosnan, the actor who plays ‘James Bond,’ recently appeared on ‘The Tonight Show,’ and claimed that he once auditioned for the popular franchise ‘Batman,’ but was turned down due to a stupid comment he made in front of the director Tim Burton.
During his shift from television to film in the 1980s and 1990s, he met Tim Burton to discuss the superhero feature. During the conversation, he made a lighthearted remark that he believed was the main reason he didn’t get the position.
“I recall saying something dumb to Tim Burton,” he admitted to Jimmy Fallon. “I responded, ‘You know, I can’t understand [why] any man would wear his underpants outside his trousers.”
“I remember saying something stupid to Tim Burton,” he told Jimmy Fallon. “I said, ‘You know, I can’t understand [why] any man would wear his underpants outside his trousers.”
“But there you go the best man got the job,” he added. Michael Keaton played the iconic role of Batman in the 1989 film, which he went on to play again in ‘Batman Returns’ in 1992. Meanwhile, Brosnan got to play James Bond four times between 1995 and 2002.
Meanwhile, in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, the Golden Globe nominee revealed that he wore his actual wedding ring while shooting the upcoming Black Adam as a tribute to his wife Keely Shaye Brosnan.
“This is our wedding ring, and this is a watch that Keely bought me many years ago with an inscription that [reads], ‘Time flies on love’s wings,'” he said. “I decided to wear it for this character. It seemed appropriate.”
Before successfully transitioning into the film industry from television, Brosnan played a pivotal role in the TV detective show ‘Remington Steele’. He then appeared in films like ‘The Fourth Protocol’ and ‘Mrs Doubtfire’.