Daniel Craig is James Bond
With Quantum of Solace filming in Chile concluded as of the first week in April, ‘B-Roll’ footage from the location and video interviews with stars Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric and director Marc Forster have been posted online.
Available to view at the Sony EPK website for Quantum of Solace, the B-Roll focuses primarily on filming at the desolate Atacama Desert and the Paranal Observatory–the location of the film’s action-filled finale.
‘It’s good. It’s fantastic,’ said Craig when asked how it felt to have reached the halfway point on his second James Bond film. ‘It genuinely doesn’t seem like it’s been two months since we’ve been in Panama and we’re now in Chile and finished there. I think we got amazing stuff in Panama. How it’ll all fit in–who knows–that’s someone else’s job, but it looks stunning.’
When compared to 2006’s Casino Royale, the locations this time around ‘just gives [Quantum of Solace] a different spin,’ Craig added. ‘The feeling you get on set… we couldn’t recreate this in a studio. I know it works on camera; I know it makes a difference on camera and visually you can’t recreate lighting like this. It’s for real and it shows on screen.’
‘What’s good about this one is that we’re taking the story directly on so I know where [Bond’s] head is at. What’s great about having Marc around is that storytelling is his big thing. He wants the film to make emotional sense.’
‘We’re making a movie very different from Casino Royale which is what we set out to do. We had to do something that was visually different and took us emotionally to a different place … but without losing any of the important Bond things, I mean, it is a James Bond movie.’
‘I love it. I’m having the time of my life.’ – Olga Kurylenko
As previously reported on CommanderBond.net, Kurylenko commented on combatting her fears of stunts as ‘Camille: ‘I’m doing a lot of stunts by myself. I mean, I have Nikki, who’s my double, but I have to do the same thing. It’s incredible how it always starts with me saying “Oh, there’s no way I can do it.” I look at it and it’s like “I can’t do it” and I end up doing it. It’s just amazing because the stunt guys have been so supportive and so nice to me.’
Director Marc Forster
Speaking about their current shooting location, she said: ‘It’s an amazing place. I’m very happy to finally be in Chile after all these years of wanting to visit the country. Of course, I don’t get to go around, but at least I’m here and get to see some bits of it.’
Amalric also agreed: ‘It looks like the first James Bond location. It would be the island in Dr. No? Sort of this secret place.’
‘The locations here in Chile are really, really beautiful,’ said Forster. ‘In a sense, we’re shooting at a desert and it’s sort of a reflection of Bond’s character and self because the desert always brings in a certain loneliness and certain solitude. That loneliness and solitude reflect where Bond is at this point.’
Joaquin Cosío is General Medrano
Speaking about the Latin actors in the film, Forster said: ‘We have some Mexican actors who play General Medrano and his henchman, Orso, which is Jesus [Ochoa] and Joaquín [Cosio] and they’ve sort of coupled their look together. Well-built men and I think they serve the parts very well.’
‘What I love really about the movie is that we have a mixture of actors all over the world. It’s very unique.’ – Marc Forster
‘Then we have Fernando [Guillen Cuervo] from Spain who plays the Chief of Police and we have a lovely receptionist here played by Oona [Chaplin], so I think we have a very nice mixture of Latin actors.’
Visit the Sony EPK website for Quantum of Solace to view the B-Roll footage and all four interviews.
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