Mamma Mia 2 star Pierce Brosnan’s adopted home, America, is becoming unbearable to him thanks to one man – guess who! – our president, Donald Trump.
Born and raised for the first nine years of his life in Navan, Co. Meath, Pierce told the Daily Mail in a new interview that he is seriously considering “moving back home” – home being Ireland – because of The Donald’s policies.
“That man has torn this country apart and you have to work out how much longer you can stay here,” he told the Mail.
Pierce will be on the publicity trail for the sure fire hit Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, due for release on July 20. The prequel to the global smash Mamma Mia! 10 years ago will once again see Pierce test his pipes.
You may remember he was savaged by the critics for his singing chops last time around, but he’s got one expert firmly on his side – none other than the ultimate diva, Barbra Streisand.
They’re pals thanks to being neighbors in Malibu, and Barbra hosted a screening of Mamma Mia! before it was released. As Pierce recalled, “She really wanted to see the movie and see Meryl [Streep] performing, so we settled down in her movie theater and the lights went down.
“Inevitably it came to the part where I sing, and just as I was cringing because I was sitting next to the greatest singer in the world, she put her hand on my knee, squeezed it and said, ‘Very good.’ I was so grateful, I put my hand on her knee and squeezed it but got immediately bitten by her little dog Sammy, the one she had cloned. Sammy clearly wasn’t a fan.”
If the brickbats start flying again after the new movie is released, Pierce could give a you know what.
“I sing as I sing in the shower, and if you like it, good, if you don’t, well I can’t help that. I was picked for being an actor not a singer and the movie is not about being a perfect singer, it’s about joining in and having fun,” he said.
Pierce also told the Mail that he’s as loyal as they come in the relationship department, no easy feat given the industry he’s working in and the fact that he’s gorgeous to boot. He and his second wife Keely – his first, Cassandra, passed from ovarian cancer in 1991.
“I love women, I love women who flirt. Barbra is a great flirt. But I think most women know very quickly what sort of a man I am. I am a one-woman man. It’s possibly the Catholic in me but it’s also who I am. Why on earth would I want to let a great woman who makes me happy slip through my fingers?” he revealed.
“There are women who try and push it but Keely is very good at pushing back. If I have a love scene in a movie, she calls that legal cheating, otherwise she knows she never needs to worry. My life wouldn’t mean a lot without her.”