Irish actor Pierce Brosnan almost rejected his role in movie-musical MAMMA MIA! - because he feared looking silly in front of his James Bond replacement Daniel Craig.
Brosnan, 55, played 007 in four of the action series' films before turning over his role to Craig for 2006's Casino Royale.
And although Brosnan doesn't regret his decision to retire as James Bond, he admits he was scared his all-singing and dancing role as Sam Carmichael in the 1970s Abba-inspired film would be too far a departure from his days as the British spy.
He says, "I drew the drapes in my dressing room, looked in the mirror, and there was 007 - only he was getting ready to expose himself to possible ridicule by starring in a movie musical called Mamma Mia!
"One of my daydreams was that I'd be strutting across the parking lot in sequined tights and a cape, and I would bump into Mr. Daniel Craig, looking very Bond-like. It never happened, I'm pleased to say."