1. Caterina Murino On Casino Royale And Daniel Craig

    By Devin Zydel on 2006-08-09

    Entertainment Weekly has posted a brand new interview with Caterina Murino, who plays the character ‘Solange’ in Casino Royale.

    Below are snippets of the interview:

    Entertainment Weekly: It’s ironic that you landed the role of horsewoman Solange, since a horse almost caused you to blow your audition.

    Caterina Murino: It was very funny because the day before, I had an accident with a horse. I was preparing for an Italian movie, and I fell down. I broke a rib on my right side. I was in the hospital. I was completely under drugs. I went there to the casting, and I couldn’t walk. It was unusual; the Bond girl is so full of energy, and I can’t walk! But Martin Campbell called me back to go to London and do the same scene with him. And I got the role.

    What is Solange like?

    Solange is not a typical Bond girl because she doesn’t have an action scene. I have only the scene with the horse and the bikini on the beach. I don’t try to kill James Bond. I tried to give some humanity to Solange. A lot of women have been hit by their husbands. I take revenge by sleeping with James Bond. Nice revenge! If all women who’ve been hit by their husbands can resolve in that way, it would be very nice.

    Are you worried about the possible career jinx of the Bond girl role?

    To not kill my career as an actress after James Bond, I must make the right choice for my next movie. I’m very glad to be a Bond girl. I’m very glad to be a part of history. I’ll be very glad, when I am 70 years old, to say to my child I was a Bond girl. But after the 17th of November, the page will turn, and I hope to be a normal European, international actress.

    Entertainment Weekly

    Murino goes on to explain how critics of Daniel Craig will be quite surprised when the premiere of Casino Royale rolls around, saying: ‘He’s so violent, and we never see James Bond violent. So modern. It’s completely different from the 20 movies before.’

    She also explains how she had to prepare for the role and how being a Bond girl will affect her role as a goodwill ambassador for AMREF. Click here to read the entire interview.

    Stay tuned to CBn for all the latest news on Casino Royale and all things James Bond 007.

    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. Casino Royale will premiere on 14 November in London. Starring Daniel Craig as James Bond; locations include 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 Schick, Ludger Pistor, Claudio Santamaria, and Isaach De Bankole.

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