The Toronto Star features a new interview with Mads Mikkelsen, the villain of the upcoming Casino Royale.
Mikkelsen, who plays Le Chiffre in the 21st James Bond film, can’t wait for the film to premiere and isn’t too worried about the fame that will come with its release. ‘I think it takes more than one movie,’ he says. ‘But it won’t be a surprise to me if it happens. I’ll probably get recognized, but I think I can still go on vacation.’
While working on Casino Royale, Mikkelsen was all set to do any stunts the crew threw his way: ‘I got to do very little. I’m the guy who’s pulling the strings. I was upset I didn’t get to fall out a helicopter, which I’d been looking forward to. But what little there was, I did myself.’
And what about co-star Daniel Craig? ‘He’s a perfect Bond and brings the character into 2006. He can do everything the others could and so much more. There are always some idiots who refuse to let go of the old, but…’
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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. 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.