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Quantum of Solace stars Daniel Craig and Olga Kurylenko along with director Marc Forster sat down to briefly discuss the approach taken to creating the 22nd James Bond film, now just days away from its general release in the UK.
Olga Kurylenko is Camille in Quantum of Solace
Commenting on the pairing of Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, Craig said: ‘The films work together, but they’re very separate. The style of this movie I’m really, really happy with. I think we’ve nodded to the old Bonds and we’ve brought in a lot of subtle ideas, but we made an incredibly individual modern movie. So I couldn’t happier with it.’
‘There’s a strong line through these two movies about trust and who you can trust and who your allies are.’
Kurylenko, who stars as the revenge driven Bond girl Camille, was similarly pleased with the final product. ‘I kind of had an idea because of what we did and I was involved in so many scenes, but I still got surprised, because you think “Wow. It’s just… it’s that intense.”‘
The actress also expressed her praise of Camille’s characterization and her relationship with 007 in the film.
She said: ‘Bond was always using women for his purposes and I’m very happy that he doesn’t get to use Camille. You know, she’s this strong character and she’s just not into that and I think [Bond] can see that. First of all, he can see that it’s not going to work with her and secondly, I don’t think he’s interested in that either because he’s just lost a woman he loved. So he’s not into that. He just wants to get the revenge.’
Director Marc Forster
Forster made special mention of the level of involvement Craig commits to the role of Bond, most especially in the film’s numerous stunt sequences.
‘He’s the perfect Bond in a sense because he really humanizes the character,’ he said. ‘He really has a handle on him and, you know, so physical himself and wants to do the stunts himself–which is great for a director, because you get that intensity and that truth across and you don’t have to shoot around a stunt double. But at the same time, he has this sort of… the way he wears himself is so at ease.’
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