Pierce Brosnan said he “vaguely” remembers saving Halle Berry from choking on the set of Die Another Day.
Oscar-winning actress Berry said the former James Bond star performed the Heimlich manoeuvre on her when she started choking in the middle of a love scene.
During an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Brosnan admitted he was “not sure” what happened during filming for the 2002 action movie.
He said: “I vaguely remember it, I’ve seen little quotes in the press recently. We were on the set, I’m not quite sure what I did, I might have Heimliched her, I’m not sure.”
A laughing Brosnan added: “I just patted her on the back.”
Berry, 53, had told Fallon in April that Brosnan came to the rescue when a fig got stuck in her throat.
She said: “I was supposed to be all sexy, trying to seduce him with a fig. I end up choking on it and he had to get up and do the Heimlich. So not sexy.”
Berry added: “James Bond knows how to Heimlich! He was there for me, he will always be one of my favourite people in the whole world.”
Die Another Day was 67-year-old Brosnan’s final outing as Bond.
In the film, Berry plays Jinx Johnson, an American National Security Agent operative, who teams up with Bond in a worldwide quest to unmask a traitor and prevent a war of catastrophic proportions. The film includes scenes set in North Korea, Hong Kong, Cuba and Iceland.