Pierce Brosnan breezed into the Big Apple on Monday to do a bit of publicity for his new movie, 'I Don’t Know How She Does It', which stars Sarah Jessica Parker as a harried New York mom intent on having it all. (And in the end, doesn’t the forever Carrie Bradshaw always get her way!?)
Brosnan sat for an interview with George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America on Monday and spoke about the part, which sees him playing a businessman who’s super-successful, but unlucky in love. “And then along comes the beautiful Sarah Jessica,” Brosnan said.
The two had worked together before on a long-forgotten thing called Mars Attacks, “and she ended up being taken away by the aliens,” the Meath-born star said. That doesn’t happen this time around, but we won’t tell you how their latest collaboration ends.
“We had a great time making the film. It was a delight to make,” says Brosnan of the New York shoot that took place earlier this year. Though the cast is quite an ensemble – including Christina Hendricks, Greg Kinnear, Olivia Munn and many others – Brosnan shot all of his scenes with SJP alone.
“It was just Sarah and myself. I didn’t work with anybody else,” he said.
Brosnan, as always, is mighty busy tending to a number of projects. He’s filming a miniseries in Canada for the A&E network called 'Bag of Bones', based on the Stephen King novel, and in it he plays a writer mourning the death of his wife at a retreat in Maine when he realizes that she’s still trying to communicate with him. The four hour miniseries also stars Beverly Hills 90210 hunk Jason Priestley, and will air later this fall.
Also on the Brosnan front, Pierce’s buddy Danny DeVito is set to direct a screen adaptation of the young adult novel The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, and Brosnan is down to co-star with Morgan Freeman. Filming will take place in Ireland next year, and Brosnan’s Irish Dreamtime company will to co-produce.
Irish teen Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan was originally set to play the lead when the project was first floated back in 2008, but as the title character is a young teen Ronan, at the ripe old age of 17, is now a senior citizen, at least as far as this part is concerned.
Happy Earth Day! Ireland sure looks gorgeous from outer space