1. Bond Girls Hold Their Own, Says Daniel Craig

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-10-13

    Bond girls Olga Kurylenko and Gemma Arterton

    Bond girls Olga Kurylenko and Gemma Arterton

    Keeping in line with the recent string of leading, independent Bond girls such as Wai Lin from Tomorrow Never Dies and Die Another Day‘s Jinx, Daniel Craig said the Bond girls in Quantum of Solace hold their own.

    The 007 star made the comments in the new issue of Radio Times, which will be available on 14 October.

    ‘I think Bond is as misogynistic as he always was. But the difference is that we try to cast great actresses playing strong women who, if he misbehaves, will tell him to f–k off,’ said Craig.

    ‘Instead of it being a giggling girl in a bikini–and there’s nothing wrong with giggling girls in bikinis, sometimes it’s quite nice–there are women who challenge him. And there were strong women in earlier films–Honor Blackman and Diana Rigg. We have to maintain that.’

    Craig went on to stress the importance of the new era of Bond films being ‘part of the times we live in.’

    ‘And that’s not to say that we can’t honour that Bond tradition–with the locations, the big sets, wide camera angles and big shots–but that’s all incorporated into a contemporary, fast-moving story.’

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