Day one of ‘007 Week’ from The Sun brings us an interview with Daniel Craig where he speaks about getting into the role of Bond in Casino Royale.
‘I started training for the film when I knew there was a possibility I might get the part,’ Craig says. ‘I’ll start trying to get myself fit anyway and even if it doesn’t come off I’ll live another year. If I hadn’t done it early I don’t think I’d have survived [the rigorous shoot for the film].’
‘I’m not obsessive about fitness,’ he continues. ‘I work out three or four times a week but I take the weekends off and drink as much Guinness as I can get down my neck.’
Preparing for the role meant watching all twenty of the previous James Bond films for Craig: ‘I’ve got the box set and I went through them religiously. Some are great movies and any film-maker would be lying if they said they didn’t copy off people, because you have to. I just wanted to go through them all. There was stuff that all of them did that were their little keys and you go, “Oh that’s cute, the way they did that.”‘
And what about the criticism? ‘I always wanted to make a great movie but when things started happening online it gave me a resolve. It was like, “We’ve got no choice now–we have to make the best movie we can.” In fact it spurred me on.’
‘It’s a particularly British movie we are doing here. It’s British talent producing something special. It’s going to give Bond fans–and believe me, I’m careful about that because I know what it means to them–it’s going to give them what they want.’
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