The 56-year-old British actor appears in the new film Remember Me with the young Pattinson. Brosnan admitted that it was strange for him not to be the heart-throb in the movie.
“The list was long and the girls were many on the streets of New York City and his motor home was the epicentre of beautiful girls,” Brosnan said. “My motor home was quiet. When I started doing Bond there was a publicist that told me, ‘Grace under pressure.’ I said the same thing to Robert, ‘Grace under pressure.’ Celebrate and enjoy it.”
The central theme seems to be how each deals with fame. In the latest issue of Vogue, Rob commented how Pierce confronts fans who recognize him ("Some people were glancing over at us in the restaurant, and he just went over and introduced himself. And it does work. It dissipates all the attention.") whereas Rob said he "just crawl[s] under the table."When MTV News got a chance to chat with Pierce about his new film "The Ghost Writer," Pierce shared that after working through all of the insanity with Rob on "Remember Me," he feels the need to shelter Rob from the hysteria."I play his dad and there's a part of you, as a dad you feel protective toward the fellow," Pierce told MTV News.
Pierce, who self-admittedly loves the attention he gets from his fans, said all it would take was Rob to walk in for all the attention Pierce had been receiving to dissipate."By the time I walked up the steps of the plaza, he'd be coming up behind me and there'd be this cacophony, this blistering sound barrier of girls," he laughed. "They just love him to bits and he's a great lad."
And even the man who portrayed playboy James Bond in four films said he doesn't quite understand the hysteria attached to Rob. "It was really bizarre," Pierce said. "We were filming in Central Park South and the caravans are there and mine was very quiet and sedate and I'm reading my book and having a nice cup of coffee. Down the other end was Robert with 6,000 girls. I've never encountered such a thing."
Pattinson is not exactly known for being overly gregarious with his fans in public. But who knows – that could change if he keeps hanging out with Pierce Brosnan.
The two actors worked together in the upcoming film Remember Me, and in their downtime together, the former James Bond, 56, mentored the young Twilight heartthrob in the art of handling the gawking masses.
"He's totally recognizable, and he makes no effort to tone it down," Pattinson tells Vogue for its March issue. "Some people were glancing over at us in the restaurant, and he just went over and introduced himself. And it does work. It dissipates all the attention."What, that's not Pattinson's typical approach? "Me? I just crawl under the table," he says.Pattinson, 23, still seems baffled by the absurd nature of fame in today's unblinking public eye. "Everybody knows where everybody is," he says. "The Twitter thing is unbelievable."
And now, of course, with his anonymity totally gone, Pattinson has to deal with hordes of fans even while filming.
"It was the most ridiculous experience," he says of shooting Remember Me. "You're trying to stay in character and you're trying to walk down the street, but all those people keep reminding you that you're not this character."