Pierce Brosnan’s wife OK with ‘legal cheating’

Actor Pierce Brosnan has told how his wife glibly refers to his love scenes with some of the world’s most beautiful actresses as "legal cheating".

Pierce Brosnan’s wife OK with ‘legal cheating’

The former 007 star has shared the big screen with actresses including Halle Berry, Salma Hayek, Denise Richards, Julianne Moore, and Jessica Alba.

The 61-year-old actor, who is back as a spy in his new film November Man, told the US chat show Conan that his wife, Kelly Shaye Smith, has her own teasing term for the romantic scenes in his movies. “It’s an honest living and good job if you can get it,” he joked.

“My wife calls it legal cheating. She said it one night at a dinner party because someone said to my wife ‘how do you feel when you see your husband with all these women?’ and that was her retort. Legal cheating.”

The Meath actor was modest when the chat show host told him he was “one of the suavest, best-looking stars I’ve ever seen”.

He said: “I think I just scrub up well for an Irishman. What can I say?”

Brosnan, who has homes in Hawaii and Malibu, said his simple childhood in Ireland was worlds away from a movie star career which has allowed to him jet all over the world.

“I grew up on the banks of the Boyne in Co Meath in southern Ireland a long time ago and I lived a very kind of simple, rural, country life. I was brought up by the Christian Brothers and served Mass and did all of that and then I left Ireland in 1964 and went to London, and poof. [It was] a bit of luck and hard work.”

He also credited his Bond role with allowing him to return to spy genre in November Man.

In his new movie, he takes on the role of Peter Devereaux, a former secret service operative who is called away from his quiet life by a lake to work one on last operation.

“I had a great run of four movies. If it wasn’t for Bond I wouldn’t be here doing November Man, something that’s been on the cards for five years.”

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