It'll be a while yet before we see James Bond's 25th outing, aka 'No Time to Die'. It's among the many films that have had their release dates delayed due to the ongoing crisis. While we're waiting for it all to blow over, many have turned to re-watching movie classics, including the old 007 movies.
Over the weekend, Esquire hosted a “watchalong” of 1995 Bond flick 'GoldenEye'. And who joined them but the former spy himself - Pierce Brosnan - as a special guest.
The Irish actor told a few behind-the-scenes stories during the Youtube livestream.
At one point, he revealed that Quentin Tarantino once pitched him a 007 movie that never came to fruition.
"It was after 'Kill Bill Vol. 2', and he wanted to meet me," Brosnan said. "So I went up to Hollywood one day from the beach, and I met him at the Four Seasons.
"I got there at 7pm, I like to be punctual. 7:15 came around, no Quentin, he was upstairs doing press. Someone sent over a martini, so I had a martini, and I waited till 7:30, and I thought, where the heck is he? Word came down, apologies, so I thought, okay, I'll have another martini."
Eventually Tarantino arrived, and Pierce Brosnan admitted he was "fairly smokered" at that point. So the director joined in and soon, "we were [both] fairly smokered".
"He was pounding the table, saying you're the best James Bond, I wanna do James Bond, and it was very close quarters in the restaurant and I thought, please calm down, but we don't tell Quentin Tarantino to calm down," Brosnan continued.
"He wanted to do James Bond, and I went back to the shop and told them but it wasn't mean to be. No Quentin Tarantino for James Bond."
Watch the interview in full below.