Paris Brosnan regards his father as the "best coach we could ask for."
Pierce Brosnan is 69 years old, with a long career in Hollywood. Brosnan is not just a brilliant actor but has been an inspiration to his sons all their lives. In an interview with PEOPLE, Dylan and Paris Brosnan shared what it meant to grow up with James Bond.
"One of the distinct memories I have is being on the set of James Bond," says Dylan, 25, who, with his brother is featured in PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive issue as part of a portfolio on famous sons. "There was a big car scene where they blow up all these cars. He always likes to tell the story of how he did this whole long sequence and then he asked how he did to me. I asked him if the cars were going to be okay! But we're very lucky to be able to travel and see the world — and just be around him."
However, Paris, 21, who served as a PA on the movie Black Adam last year, said he is unsure of whether he is prepared to follow in his father's footsteps. "You can't put half effort into something like that," he says. "You have to go all in. I think having Dad help us, it'd be a little intimidating, but he's also the best coach we could ask for if he wanted to do it!"
Paris' appearance at the Golden Globes was what initially drew attention to him from the general public. Paris' striking resemblance to his father startled people. Paris frequently looks no further than its own backyard for fashion inspiration. He admitted to always stealing Brosnan's clothes and said, "He'll see me wearing something and he'll be like, 'I used to have a jacket like that!' And I'll be like, 'Well, it looks better on me now.'"
Paris produced a film on his visit to Sri Lanka to document the good deeds carried out by the UN World Food Program (WFP). The 19-year-old accompanied the WFP during their visits to fields and schools in order to gain a deeper understanding of how the program helps local leaders fight child hunger.
The James Bond actor's replica is many things. He is a dedicated filmmaker who is passionate about changing the world. Paris stated that Dylan gave him the idea to become a director. The events in Sri Lanka deeply affected Paris. “This was an opportunity as a filmmaker to go out and see another part of the world, see how kids are living and shed some light on important issues that are going on there,” he told PEOPLE.
“Going from Malibu, where you have an abundance of things and first-world problems to a place (like Sri Lanka) where people are actually suffering was (eye-opening),” he says. “I would go back any day.”
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