Mads Mikkelsen, who is to play the villainous Le Chiffre in the upcoming James Bond film, Casino Royale, spoke today to The Sun about his new role and co-star Daniel Craig.
On the new role, Mikkelsen said: ‘I think it’s slightly different from the other Bond films, it’s a bit more realistic. Le Chiffre is not trying to conquer the world, or invent something that’ll make him King of the world. He’s just like everybody else in the world because he’s trying to get rich. And that makes him a better villain. I’m in the man’s world. I’m fine about missing out on the ladies in the film. I’m a villain, I don’t need women.’
When speaking about co-star and new James Bond Daniel Craig, Mikkelsen only had praise to give: ‘It’s like being a soccer fan and somebody else comes and plays and you hate him for the first couple of minutes. Then you start loving him. Working with Daniel was great. He’s a great actor and he’s going to be a very strong Bond. He’s definitely my favourite 007. This Bond is strong in his mind. You believe in him, you believe he can kill people with his little finger and he’s got this beautiful English accent. He’s perfect.’
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Casino Royale is the 21st James Bond 007 film produced by franchise holders Eon Productions. The MGM/Columbia Pictures production began shooting in January and is due for release worldwide on 17 November 2006. Starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, it is currently being filmed in the Czech Republic, the Bahamas, Italy and the UK.
The film co-stars Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Jeffrey Wright, Judi Dench, Giancarlo Giannini, Caterina Murino, Simon Abkarian, Tobias Menzies, Ivana Milicevic, Clemens Schik, Ludger Pistor, Claudio Santamaria, and Isaach De Bankole.