Last week, CBn reported on Premiere magazine’s indepth article on Casino Royale, but the official website for the magazine features a few questions with Daniel Craig and Mads Mikkelsen that were not included in the publication.
According to Craig, Steven Spielberg was one of his influences on whether or not to take the job as the newest James Bond. ‘If the script’s right and if the deal’s right, do the job,’ said Spielberg. ‘He sent me an e-mail when I finished, saying, “Don’t worry, the family will be there. We’ll be there watching on the first day,”‘ says Craig.
If questioned about the earlier 007 films, Craig says: ‘I think I’m a fairly straight guy, a normal guy, who has grown up as you have watching them all their lives. There are certain things that Bond means to you that just don’t mean anything to me. But I think if you were to tell me about them, I’d go, “Oh yeah, I know exactly what you’re talking about.”‘
Mads Mikkelsen, who plays Le Chiffre in the film was asked just how gritty the new film will be. ‘We’re talking grittiness compared to the other Bond films. The task is to bring this magical universe–it’s still a fairy tale, he’s still Superman, I’m still the baddie–into 2006. That’s the kind of grittiness we’re talking about.’
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