Pierce Brosnan wanted to sing in Eurovision movie

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 June 2020
Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan tried to use his performance in 'Mamma Mia!' to convince movies bosses to allow him to sing in 'Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga'

Pierce Brosnan tried to convince the crew on 'Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga' to let him sing.

The 67-year-old actor plays the role of Erick Erickssong in the new comedy film and has revealed he showcased his talents in 'Mamma Mia!' in a bid to secure a musical number in the new film.

Pierce told 'Entertainment Tonight': "I must say, I did bring in my platinum album, my gold album and said, 'Look, I got this from 'Mamma Mia', why don't I have a song here, guys?'"

The former 'James Bond' star joked that Will Ferrell, who plays his son Lars in the film was "sensitive" about him singing.

Pierce said: "I think Will got a little bit ... I think he just got a little bit sensitive about that, and you know, ego."

The film follows Will and Rachel McAdams as a pair of singers who represent Iceland at the Eurovision Song Contest, and Pierce believes that audience will be charmed by the movie, which will soon be released on Netflix.

He explained: "You know, this is a fabulous film. I'm very proud to be a part of it. I'm a huge fan of Will Ferrell's work, Rachel McAdams, and we've worked together before and she's just the dynamite actress – incredible – and, you know, the film's got heart.

"Some people don't know about the Eurovision Song Contest. It's been going for 57 years in Europe. It's like 'America's Got Talent' or 'The Voice' and all the countries come together and they put their best performers, acts, up on the stage and they battle it out and it's the birthplace of ABBA."

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

  • 3 stars
  • 2020
  • US
  • 2h 3min
  • 12
  • Directed by: David Dobkin
  • Cast: Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Dan Stevens, Melissanthi Mahut, Mikael Persbrandt, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Graham Norton, Demi Lovato, Pierce Brosnan
  • UK release: 26 June 2020

Aspiring musicians Lars and Sigrit are given the opportunity to represent Iceland at Eurovision.