Daniel Craig is James Bond
WARNING: Minor plot spoiler
As earlier reported, Entertainment Tonight got their sneak preview of Quantum of Solace, which aired earlier tonight for several 007 fans in the US. The show featured a set visit and included brief interviews with members of the cast and crew, including Daniel Craig.
A video featuring some, but not all of the set visit and interviews from the show is available here on the official website.
‘He’s lost the love of his life and he’s angry about it,’ Craig said in describing where James Bond starts off in the film. ‘But he’s also got a job to do so he’s got to keep it under control.’
When asked if he had any say in the casting of the film’s Bond girls, he said: ‘I’m involved all the way all the way through; or they pretend to involve me. I mean, they ask my opinion and I have my say.’
The Bond star also fielded questions regarding his upcoming 40th birthday, whether or not 007 will fall in love again and the return of the Aston Martin DBS. ‘It’s there. Oh yeah. God yes. I was driving one on the test track as fast as I liked.’ How fast? ‘155.’
Gemma Arterton (MI6 Agent Fields) also took time away from filming to speak with Entertainment Tonight.
‘It was my first day,’ she replied when asked about her love scene with Craig’s Bond. ‘That’s why it was a fantastic first day. He’s a fantastic kisser.’
Commenting on the casting of Arterton, director Marc Forster said: ‘She just came in and I was like “oh my God, it’s her.”‘ She just nailed [her audition]. The thing is with Gemma is that she’s funny, she’s witty, she’s gorgeous, she’s smart. She had every quality I was looking for and I thought “that’s it. That’s her.”‘
Olga Kurylenko is Camille / Mathieu Amalric is Dominic Greene / Gemma Arterton is MI6 Agent Fields
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One bit that is not included in the above video was the set visit. The ET reporter got a chance to examine the film’s party sequence in Panama, which required over 700 extras present.
Additionally, the show gave a brief look at the filming of a ‘pivotal scene’ between Craig, Arterton, Olga Kurylenko (who plays Camille) and Mathieu Amalric (villain Dominic Greene) at the top of an outside staircase. As the reporter describes, Bond, Camille, Fields and Greene are all involved in a confrontation and someone eventually ends up taking a fall down the stairs.
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