The 69-year-old Navan native told Parade Magazine: “I lost two friends to Covid-19. They were friends of 45 years . . . No matter where you are and how beautiful it may be, you still have this awful threat to life looming.
He added: “You have to keep pushing the rock uphill, and you have to keep involved in life. We are at war. People are dying.”
The former James Bond star remains optimistic that the pandemic will ultimately have a positive effect on the people who will survive the current crisis.
“Hopefully after all this, there will be more kindness and more awareness of the fragility of our planet,” he said.
Brosnan and his wife Keely (below) have been quarantining at their three-bedroom cottage on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.
His two youngest sons, Dylan and Paris, returned home from their colleges – Dylan from the University of Southern California and Paris from Loyola Marymount – and are staying with their parents.
Speaking about their time in lockdown, the Mamma Mia star said he’s been keeping himself occupied by “pushing on with other projects”.
“[Dylan] is a musician, so he writes his songs when he is not studying,” he added.
“And my other boy is a surfer. We have the ocean on the doorstep, and days are spent reading, gardening, writing, catching up with friends and pushing on with projects.”