Speaking to GQ, Brosnan broke down his role as Doctor Fate in “Black Adam,” emphasizing the importance of this undertaking: “It’s a massive character. It’s never been portrayed on film before. It’s 40 years old in the making.” Moreover, he discussed the dramatic weight of the role, which is not unlike that of James Bond:
“Dr. Fate has the Helmet of Nabu, which is a curse and a blessing because he is shackled to the power of the helmet. It’s an addiction. It’s a curse. It all sounds a lot of frufru when you talk about it like that, but it’s stuff that you have to lend your heart to. If you go into the mythology of it, whether it be Doctor Fate or James Bond, you know.”
The commitment to the mythology of Doctor Fate, or James Bond, for that matter, necessitates a total deep dive into their headspace. Tapping into these larger-than-life, heroic personalities is no easy feat, but as long as the pieces fit, everything should fall into place. Brosnan explained:
“I’m not very good at articulating the inner dialogue that one has, otherwise people think you’re crazy. But if it’s really well-written, you follow the score, you bring your own life into it. You bring you, your own heart, your own feelings, your own emotions. Yeah. Just big characters, big heroic characters.“
There is also a unique, more personal connection to be made between the two characters.
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