James Bond, Thomas Crown, Remington Steele. Pierce Brosnan a joué passablement de héros « trop cool pour l’école » au cours de sa carrière. Mais avant Black Adam, qui prend l’affiche vendredi, l’Irlandais n’avait jamais incarné de superhéros. La Presse s’est entretenue avec celui qui porte le casque doré de Doctor Fate.
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Dans l’univers DC, Kent Nelson, alias Doctor Fate, est un puissant sorcier qui possède entre autres la capacité de voir l’avenir. Créé en 1940 par Gardner Fox et Howard Sherman, il fait partie de la Société de justice d’Amérique (JSA). Dans Black Adam, les autres membres sont Hawkman (Aldis Hodge), Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell) et Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo). Ensemble, ils tentent de maîtriser Teth-Adam (Dwayne Johnson), qui a été libéré de sa tombe, à Kahndaq, après y avoir passé les 5000 dernières années.
« Je me suis souvent demandé qui je jouerais si je me faisais offrir ce genre de rôle, confie Pierce Brosnan à La Presse lors d’un entretien téléphonique. J’étais très heureux de découvrir que c’était Doctor Fate. […] He is DC’s most powerful wizard and one of its oldest characters. His mythology attracted me. And just the joy of being immersed in that world every day while filming in Atlanta. Watch the movie take shape and then wonder how it will end. »
The actor points out that a strong bond of friendship has been forged between his colleagues, particularly those of the JSA. “It could be his father, even his grandfather… There are a lot of transitions in life, and as an actor, you go through them all the time. But there are more significant moments that are physically visible and felt. As the dean of the group, he didn’t really need to play. I am my age, Mr. Brosnan calmly emphasizes. His joy and enthusiasm did me a lot of good. I wish you all the success possible. »
In the movie, the friendship between Kent Nelson and Carter Hall, aka Hawkman, is also very strong. “To me, this is one of the most interesting aspects of the story,” says Brosnan. The relationship between these two men, who have known each other for a long time, is powerful. It’s hard to talk about that, because you shouldn’t reveal too much, but the fact that they know their destiny amplifies the love they have for each other. »
“I really enjoyed working with Aldis. He gave everything. He was just phenomenal,” adds the 69-year-old actor.
When asked if he hopes to continue acting in action movies, Mr. Brosnan replies that he “just likes working as an actor.” “I’ve done some big movies that have been seen by a lot of people and some that haven’t really been seen. But the joy of being an actor is enough for me. Action, comedy, drama… the important thing is to play as many different roles as possible”, he wisely concludes.
black adam hits theaters Friday, October 21.
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