Halle Berry says Pierce Brosnan saved her from choking during Bond sex scene gone wrong

Berry played secret agent Jinx Johnson in ‘Die Another Day’, a film often considered one of the worst in the franchise

Halle Berry reveals she was saved from choking by Pierce Brosnan on Bond set

Halle Berry has revealed that Pierce Brosnan saved her from choking when the filming of a James Bond sex scene went awry.

The pair worked together on 2002’s Die Another Day, which marked Brosnan’s final appearance as 007. Appearing on Jimmy Fallon’s US talk show, Berry recalled an embarrassing incident on the set.

“One time I was doing a scene with Pierce Brosnan in Die Another Day,” she said. “I was supposed to be all sexy and trying to seduce him with a fig, and then I ended up choking on it.

“He had to get up and do the Heimlich [manoeuvre]. It was so not sexy, like so not sexy!”

Fallon characteristically erupted in laughter over the story.

“He did the Heimlich?” Fallon exclaimed. “You never see that in a James Bond movie!”

“You should have seen it!” Berry replied. “Like James Bond knows how to Heimlich. [Brosnan] was there for me. He will always be one of my favourite people in the world.”

Berry played the secret agent Jinx Johnson in the film, which also starred Rosamund Pike, Toby Stephens and Michael Madsen.

Featuring an invisible car and a cameo from Madonna as a flirtatious fencing instructor, it is widely considered one of the worst entries in the 007 franchise.

Brosnan recently revealed that Quentin Tarantino drunkenly pitched him an idea for a 007 movie after the filmmaker praised him as “the best James Bond”.

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