1. Bardem talks ‘Skyfall’ experience

    By Timothy Williams on 2012-06-11

    Javier Bardem, the main villain ‘Silva’ in the 23rd Bond film ‘Skyfall’, has briefly spoken about his experience working on the film, as well as heaping praise on Director Sam Mendes and current James Bond star Daniel Craig.

    “It’s like a gift,” says Bardem to The National. “I’m 43 years old, so I remember going to see the Bond movies with my father and mother.”

    Bardem has been shooting the movie across London. “It’s also shooting in Istanbul and some other places I’m not allowed to say. It’s amazing to think we’re still shooting when we have to be opening in, what, six months.”

    According to Bardem, Mendes is doing a “great job”.

    What about Craig? Bardem’s response is certainly an endorsement. “He’s very, very funny, a great colleague, and so strong,” says Bardem. “He’s shooting non-stop and I’m thinking: ‘Oh my God, I don’t know how you do it’.

    He’s on top of all the stunts, and I go, ‘man, if I were you, I would be a mess’. In my opinion, he’s a great Bond.”

    Going on Bardem’s track record, we’re in store for a great villain as well come late this year.