Pierce Brosnan had tired of movie superspy James Bond during the making of his second 007 adventure, "Tomorrow Never Dies", and now reveals promoting the film was difficult - because he didn't like it.
The suave star, who played Bond in four films, admits he had a great time shooting "GoldenEye", but knew the follow-up wasn't as good. He tells Venice magazine, "I remember starting the first day on that film in an aircraft, flying a jet... and it was 102 degrees, and I'm wearing a helmet and sweater, and then I'm being strangled over and over again, and I thought, 'Oh my God, this bloody character is going to kill me'."
"The press tour for that film was 22 countries. When I did it I knew the movie wasn't up to speed; it wasn't as good as GoldenEye and you have to bang the drum loudly to get the attention."
Brosnan came to the end of his run as 007 after 2002's "Die Another Day". He was replaced by British actor Daniel Craig. Looking back, the Irishman admits he always struggled as the movie spy: "I never felt that I really nailed it."