How Pierce Brosnan's Personal Loss Helped His Role in 'A Long Way Down'

July 11, 2014 AT 6:58 PM
Pierce Brosnan and Toni Collette star in "A Long Way Down," in theaters on Friday. The film is about strangers who make their way to the top of a high-rise office building, intending to jump off. The theme hits close to home for Pierce, who is still healing from the loss of his wife, Cassandra Harris, to ovarian cancer in 1991, and his daughter to ovarian cancer just last year. He opened up to "The Insider With Yahoo" about using his personal pain for the role. "I like to think that I bring as much of my li