Washington, June 11 : In a bid to get his act right for his musical role in Mamma Mia! former 007 star Pierce Brosnan went on a singing spree at a beach near his Kauai, Hawaii retreat.
Too nervous to belt out the Abba songs he performs for the film's soundtrack to friends, family and holidaymakers, the 55-year-old star hit the shore as the waves were crashing around him - with his iPod.
"I walked up and down the coast and sang karaoke to my own voice for about six weeks," Contactmusic quoted him as saying
However, his beach rehearsals failed to impress when he had to perform in front of producers and castmates for the first time.
"I went to New York for the first rehearsals, and I sounded dreadful. I quietly freaked out... and I made a pig's ear of it," he added.
Despite the failure, the actor refused to give up and went back to Hawaii and worked even harder on hitting the high notes.
"In the end they liked it so much they added a verse to my big," he said,