A new interview with Daniel Craig the Daily Record. With Casino Royale being the obvious topic, he mentions ther public reaction, working with Eva Green, the hair issue, his own daughter’s reaction, and much more.
While websites and newspapers may have criticized him early on, Craig’s daughter, Ella, can’t wait for the film. ‘Ella’s proud of me being James Bond. I think she’s comfortable with it. I try to communicate all the time about it. I’m very happy with the film, but I want to protect her.’
‘I don’t bring her up in conversations much because the more I talk about her the more the Press have a right to take those photographs. I think she is eager to see the film.’
The hair color was also an issue blown out of proportion. ‘Never for one second did I think about dyeing my hair. My hair was not an issue. The only thing I thought was that we’re going to cut it short and I didn’t want to think about it. I didn’t want to be thinking about what’s on top of my head. Hopefully now it’s not an issue. Hopefully people don’t see it now. Hopefully I’ve got other things to offer than hair colour.’
On his love scene with Bond girl Eva Green in Casino Royale, Craig said: ‘Love scenes, oh, they’re just momentous. They are usually cold studios with 15 people watching. I don’t get off on that. What else can you do, you sort of cover up and sit and drink tea. Talk about the weather.’
‘Eva just has amystery about her, and that was what was needed. She has something going on, and those are key elements in a movie.’
While Roger Moore’s Live And Let Die was the first James Bond film Craig saw, he reveals that Sean Connery’s From Russia With Love is one of his favourites, ‘particularly because it’s with Robert Shaw. He plays the bad guy, and he’s blond.’
With early reviews already comparing Craig to Connery, Casino Royale is looking to be a success. ‘If this does well, then I’ll be making money. I’d love to have the money to buy art. I don’t have an Aston Martin either, but I’d like one.’
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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.