In Digital Spy, Pierce had this to say about the character of Bond:
"I never thought of him [as sexist]," says Brosnan. "I saw him as a solitary, enigmatic character. I saw him as a fellow who carries a certain amount of pain and angst. Deep down as someone who's quite troubled, and solitary - [though] Ian Fleming really doesn't give you a lot to hang your hat on. There's a lovely sequence in [the books] where Bond is on a flight and there is terrible turbulence and he's shaking in his shoes, from turbulence. 'The drink, the drink, give me the drink'."
On the 'sexist, misogynist dinosaur' line:
"It was for the reintroduction of Bond, having been dormant for six years, a good line to be delivered by Dame Judi: funny and telling. But you try to play within the lines and within the stillness of the character - that's where hopefully you see something of him. The rest is phonetic and kinetic and dynamic and... fun.
This leads on to what Brosnan feels is another key ingredient of what makes Bond Bond: the humour.
"There's an element of campness to it, which you have to address somehow. When you look at what Connery did, then what Roger did... I mean Roger went completely the other way and it was hysterical, and it was really funny. I loved his Bond. It was a bold move, and Roger acquitted himself dearly and grandly and fondly for seven movies. But you have to have the humour."