Thu 21 Aug 4:00pm
Pierce Brosnan turned down the role of Batman because he ''couldn't really take it seriously''.
Brosnan, 61, admitted he was offered the part in Tim Burton's 1989 movie, but decided to pass up on the opportunity.
Asked if he was ever approached for the role during a Reddit AMA, Brosnan said: ''I went and met with Tim Burton for the role of Batman. But I just couldn't really take it seriously, any man who wears his underpants outside his pants just cannot be taken seriously.
''That was my foolish take on it. It was a joke, I thought. But how wrong was I? Don't get me wrong, because I love Batman, and I grew up on Batman. As a kid in Ireland, we used to get our raincoats and tie them round our neck and swing through the bicycle shed ...''
Brosnan later went on to perform the role of James Bond, starring in 'GoldenEye', 'Tomorrow Never Dies', 'The World Is Not Enough' and 'Die Another Die', before he passed on the torch to Daniel Craig.
However, in a recent interview, Brosnan said he was unhappy with his performances in the Bond movies, explaining: ''I have no desire to watch myself as James Bond. 'Cause it's just never good enough. It's a horrible feeling.''