‘I always just thought he had a lot of friends’: Pierce Brosnan’s sons Dylan, 25, and Paris, 21, detail growing up in the limelight as they admit they didn’t know of their dad’s fame
Pierce Brosnan’s youngest sons, Dylan, 25, and Paris, 21, have admitted they didn’t know their 007 star dad was famous while growing up.
Opening up on family life in a new interview with GQ, 69-year-old Brosnan’s brood joined their dad as they revealed they just ‘thought he had a lot of friends’.
Musician Dylan also shared that once he knew of the stardom, he would keep it secret from pals – who were shocked to make the discovery.
Like father, like sons: Pierce Brosnan’s sons Dylan, 25, and Paris, 21, have detailed growing up in the limelight as they admitted to not knowing of their dad’s fame during a recent GQ interview
Pierce, who is best known for his portrayal of eponymous James Bond in the franchise from 1995 to 2002, is also father to Sean, 38, Christopher, 49 and Charlotte – who tragically passed away at aged 41 in 2013.
Pierce shares Dylan and Paris with his wife of 21 years Keely Shaye Smith, while he adopted his first wife Cassandra Harris’s children Christopher and Charlotte back in the 1980s, as they welcomed Sean together.
Dubbing his father the ‘nicest guy’, Dylan admitted of his father: ‘I always thought he had a lot of friends, growing up.
‘Because people would come up to him in the street, and he’s like the nicest guy, so he talks to everyone for a really long time.’
Dad-of-five: Pierce, who is best known for his portrayal of eponymous James Bond in the franchise from 1995 to 2002, is also father to Sean, 38, Christopher, 49 and Charlotte – who tragically passed away at aged 41 in 2013
‘Nicest’: People would come up to him in the street, and he’s like the nicest guy, so he talks to everyone for a really long time,’ explained Dylan of his dad (L-R) Paris, Dylan, Pierce and Sean
The second-youngest child of Pierce also admitted that he doesn’t tell anyone who his dad is, with pals in shcok when they eventually do meet his famous family.
‘I don’t tell anybody that, under any circumstances,’ jested Dylan.
Despite their close relationship, Pierce’s younger sons don’t appear to be following in the Hollywood footsteps of their father – who has advised them against acting.
And describing why he doens’t encourage it, the actor simply explained: Just because it’s f***ing hard work. It’s a cross to bear. You’re constructing and destroying yourself.’
But some other members of the family have taken to the acting scene, with Pierce’s son Sean starring in films such as My Father Die and No Easy Day.
Sweet couple: Pierce shares Dylan and Paris with his wife of 21 years Keely Shaye Smith (pictured together)
Pierce, who is trained as a commercial artist, has his first gallery show scheduled for 2023 – and enjoys painting with youngest son Paris.
Admitting he is ‘filled with pride’ to see his Paris paint, the actor shared how it was the death of his first wife Cassandra that sparked him to paint more as a coping mechanism.
Cassandra tragically lost her life to ovarian cancer in 1991, with her daughter Cahrlotte passing from the same disease in 2013.
Coping with the pain following her diagnosis, Pierce explained: ‘Carrying the weight and pain and the fear of that illness, I took out the paints. And started painting. With my fingers. With my hands, actually.’
That canvas that he painted then will be in the upcoming show: ‘That’s how we start – heavy. But beautiful, beautiful.;
While he shared Sean with his first wife Cassandra Harris, and adopted her children Christopher and Charlotte – with Charlotte and Cassandra both tragically passing of ovarian cancer