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There are few film characters as badass as James Bond. 007 has enthralled audiences for decades, and the actors who have taken the role will forever be in film history. But that doesn't mean that audiences want to see the secret agent belt out a musical number. That's exactly what happened with Pierce Brosnan in the 2008 movie musical Mamma Mia!. Because midway through the film's runtime, Brosnan had what was supposed to be a powerhouse duet with Meryl Streep, titled "SOS". 007's vocal abilities left much to be desired, although it appears that the actor doesn't care about the criticism. Pierce Brosnan recently spoke about returning to the role in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!, and letting the criticism wash right off his back.
Am I excited? Yes, I'm excited. I don't know if the people will be excited, but one way or the other I shall sing again, whether they like it or not. I don't care what they say! I love my voice! I think that it will grow on people. They will always just want to hear a little singing from me.
Well, he certainly seems to have a good attitude about it. And considering that he and the rest of the cast are returning to belt out more ABBA tunes, an optimistic outlook is probably the right call.
Pierce Brosnan's comments to Uproxx show how excited the actor is to be starring in Mamma Mia's upcoming sequel. While not a traditional musical theater actor, Brosnan clearly had a good time filming the first movie, and is excited to belt out some more tunes with Meryl in Here We Go Again!. While the first film was critically mixed, it ended up making a whopping $609.8 million at the box office.
For those who don't remember, check out Pierce Brosnan's big musical number "SOS" from Mamma Mia!
Yup. That happened.
Say what you want about Pierce Brosnan's vocal abilities, but you can't deny that he's had a pretty awesome career, and Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! is lucky to have him.
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! is currently set to arrive on July 20, 2018, ten years almost to the day since the first film was released. Check out our 2018 release list to plan your trips to the movies in the New Year.