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Pierce Brosnan Says Dwayne Johnson Is ‘Magnificent’ In Black Adam

September 18, 2021 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In an interview with Collider, Pierce Brosnan spoke about playing Doctor Fate in Black Adam and said that Dwayne Johnson is ‘magnificent’ in the film’s titular role. Here are highlights:

On taking on different roles as he gets older and accepting a superhero movie: “It’s exhilarating. I had the most magnificent time and with Jaume Collet-Serra, who’s the director of Black Adam and the most recent film with Dwayne Johnson, Jungle Cruise. I’ve always joked with my boys about playing Dumbledore because I grew a beard. I’ve been growing beards and facial hair and it’s gray. I’m going gray and you have to let them know you’re coming, so to speak. You’ll hopefully grow into your years, as an older actor, and find work for yourself, as the wizard or the sorcerer or the king. You try to find the most interesting work for yourself, and sometimes you have choices and sometimes you don’t have choices. So, that’s where you find me and how you find me. It’s constant work, constant doing, and constant showing up.”

On his experience with Black Adam: “It’s an ensemble piece, Black Adam. You have Dwayne, who’s at the pinnacle of his fame and fortune and success and popularity. He is magnificent as Black Adam. We are the Justice Society and there’s four of us, so we became a strong quartet of actors. The writing was very good. There was just enough beats. You just want three good beats. If you have three good scenes to hang your hat and your heart on, then you can make something of your days. For me, Black Adam had that, and Cinderella had it, in its own specific way.”

On the difference in directors for Black Adam and Cinderella: “Yeah, they do. Jaume Collet-Serra and Kay Cannon have that wonderful spontaneity, which creates a tangible, visceral feeling and electricity on the set that we’re making the movie and it’s not set in stone, but these are the parameters. You play the scene out as written, and then you just play with it. With Jaume on Black Adam, I could say, “What about this line? What about that line?” He had a very good ear and sensitivity. And likewise, Kay really is in every frame of this film. Her creativity and her interaction with Camila, who’s a young actress and a young woman with a huge responsibility and undertaking to play this iconic character, Cinderella, and that working relationship was evident, every day. It was like a sister, a mother or an aunt. Consequently, you have that joyfulness and that immediacy of sincerity on the screen.”

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