Daniel Craig is James Bond in Quantum of Solace
‘I love the fact we are doing James Bond,’ Craig said. ‘I could deny it all my life that I wasn’t a huge fan. I have grown up with the franchise. Some of my favorite movies are Bond movies, and, as an actor, it’s a huge challenge, but also a huge honor.’
On location at the Chile’s desolate Atacama Desert for filming of the climactic finale in Quantum of Solace, Craig mentions that he’s been training almost every day of the week in order to keep up with the demands of the production.
‘I’d like to train here, because of the altitude. It’s not easy, but apparently it’s really good to do,’ he said.
Double The Action?
When asked about the mention of ‘double the action’ when compared to 2006’s Casino Royale, a line that the press and many Bond fans alike have latched onto, Craig replies (with producer Barbara Broccoli at his side): ‘They keep saying it’s twice the action. I just think that’s producer speak. Certainly, we’ve upped the rate. I’ve been involved with it as much as I physically can. But we also have the best stuntmen in the world here who are doing the real thing.’
One of the drawbacks for the widespread press and fan coverage Quantum of Solace is receiving in each of the shooting locations.
After having to switch hotels several times in Panama to escape the press, similar situations have occurred while in the Antofagasta region of Chile. Producer Michael G. Wilson mentions a recent example where Craig and director Marc Forster were ‘attacked by the press and almost driven off the road.’
‘The simple answer is I’ll do them until she tells me to stop.’ – Daniel Craig
‘You go from a person who can relatively walk the streets with relative ease to someone who needs to have people around him. Like any of us, he doesn’t like that type of notoriety,’ said Wilson.
Craig quickly brushes the situation aside when asked for his comment on it.
100 More Bond Films
Besides the usual questions about what to expect from the 22nd James Bond film, the topic of how many more 007 adventures after that for Craig is brought up. Before the question is even asked however, Craig quickly responds: ‘Twelve!’
‘He’s doing 100 more,’ Broccoli interjects.
‘The simple answer is I’ll do them until she tells me to stop,’ Craig then adds.
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