THROUGH A HOTEL LOBBY IN BOOTS AND BRIEFS
We shot the scene [above right] at
11 a.m. I had five pairs of underpants on the bed. all black, laid out
for me. I had a beer first. Yeah, I did. I stood there in my dressing gown
and knickers, thinking, "Should I do this?" And I'm checking myself out
from the side. from the front, and I'm going. "All right, okay, just remember...
suck in the gut!" It was hysterical. The extras were agog. You can see
the women laughing. It skewers people's perception of me.
HOME IN MALIBU
I make my kids (Dylan, 9 and Paris,
4] breakfast most mornings [when I'm home] -soft-boiled eggs and oatmeal—
and I watch the Today show. I pack their lunch... I make banana
and honey sandwiches without the crusts. They don't like crusts. Then I
drive them to school, and maybe I'll go for a jog or a swim if it's warm.
We live a pretty domestic and normal life. My wife [environmental activist
Keely Shave Smith, 42] and I go down to the tide pools and walk. Or we
ride our bikes down to Xuma [Beach] and have coffee and watch the whales.
My wife likes to garden. She's beautiful—sensuous, gorgeous, intelligent,
funny and has a good heart. Everything's better with her. It's wonderful
plotting and scheming life together.
Sean [22, his son with first wife
Cassandra Harris, who died of ovarian cancer in 1991] is an actor, and
I'm embarrassed to say I haven't seen him onstage yet. He just completed
three years studying in London, and he's got three films under his belt
already. Christopher [33, Harris's son whom Brosnan adopted] has gone through
agony [he was arrested in London in June for suspected heroin possession].
The disease of drug and alcohol abuse is prevalent in our society, and
it's been a hard road for him. But now he's healthy and he's good. And
we all love and adore him. [Brosnan also has an adopted daughter. Charlotte,
I have this beard for the film I'm
shooting now. Seraphim Falls, a Civil War western. I can't wait
to shave it off. People have compared me to Saddam Hussein. It looks good
when I'm on a horse, but my wife hates it. She wants her man back.
cycling in Malibu with son Paris (last April); with older sons Sean
Christopher in 2003.