In a two-minute interview with Canada.com, Daniel Craig has discussed how pleased he is with the reaction to Casino Royale, plus his new non-James Bond role…
‘I always said, in the beginning, that first and foremost we had to make a good movie–not just a Bond movie–and everyone was on that same page,’ says Craig. ‘Initially the criticisms came in and we just ignored them and got on with our jobs. Now it feels good to know we all did the right thing.’
Interestingly enough, Craig’s next non-Bond project features Casino Royale‘s Eva Green as well. ‘I’m in the middle of shooting something called The Golden Compass says Craig of the action-fantasy film based on a novel by Philip Pullman.
Looking back on his first 007 film, Craig says of speaking with Pierce Brosnan on the role: ‘I said to him, “Look, I want to be Bond.” He said, “Go for it. You have to go for it.” So I can’t thank him enough for that support.’
Craig also jokes about the day he was on set to film Casino Royale‘s harsh torture sequence: ‘Barbara was on set all day that day,’ he says, smiling. ‘She wouldn’t go. I was like, “Don’t you have something to do in the office?”‘
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