Pierce Brosnan, well-known for captivated audiences as James Bond, is now making the biggest stretch of his career by playing a half-man, half-horse character in Percy Jackson and the Oympians: The Lightning Thief, based on the popular teen novel.
Pierce said that his two young sons with wife Keely Shaye Smith – Dylan, 12, and Paris, 8 – talked him into taking on this new role.
“I bought the book three or four years ago for my son, who’s now 12, and then forgot about it,” Pierce told Parade. “So we were there having dinner one night, and I said, ‘They want me to be in this film called Percy Jackson and the Olympians. My son said, ‘You got me the book but I never read it.’ He checked it out and went, ‘Oh, this is good. You’ve got to do it dad, you’ve got to do it.'”
And Pierce was thrilled with Paris’ critique of the film.
My eight-year-old said, ‘It’s the best film you’ve made, Dad’. That was like getting an Oscar,” Pierce told Entertainment Tonight.
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, which also stars Uma Thurman, Rosario Dawson and Catherine Keener, hits theaters February 12.