daniel craig’s last james bond film, no time to die Ready for release in October 2021. But there was a time when his role as 007 was in question. Here’s how Craig almost missed the movie role of a lifetime.
Daniel Craig says he thought he didn’t like the script for ‘Casino Royale’
in apple tv plus documentary Being James Bond: The Daniel Craig Story, Blonde Bond admits he thought he didn’t like the script casino Royale.
Pierce Brosnan had already exited the role of 007, had completed die Another Day in 2002. As a result, the position was open.
To cinema blandAs of October 2005, Daniel Craig was officially the next James Bond. That announcement came with its own set of problems – we’ll look at that later. Suffice it to say that Daniel Craig was unconvinced before he even played and landed the role.
“I think these are all like obstacles, that’s what I was telling myself,” Craig said in the documentary. “All right. What’s going to happen, I’m gonna get the script, I’m gonna read this, I’m going to be like, ‘No, thanks a lot, it’s not really…,’ ‘Cause it’s like that. .. I mean, ultimately, all the actor can really do is, like, you know, you read the script, and you go, ‘I don’t like the script. Sorry.’ I don’t know.”
James Bond actor amazed at film’s ‘scope’
Craig finally got his hands on the script, and his reaction surprised even himself. Where Craig said he thought he would dislike the material and moved on, he found himself sluggish. As a result, the franchise got a new James Bond.
“The story was solid, the script was really solid,” Craig said in the documentary. “And it was like, I didn’t imagine the scope of it. I didn’t imagine the Crane sequence, or all those scenes. I didn’t know anything about it. But I knew the story stuck together . You know, it just … flew away.”
Ultimately, the film saved itself for Craig with a great screenplay. Written by Neil Purvis and Robert Wade with Paul Haggis, casino Royale 16 Years of Bond Blitz began for Daniel Craig. leading up to no time to dieCraig starred in three other Bond films.
However, after removing that obstacle, there was still trouble on the horizon.
At first people didn’t like Daniel Craig as James Bond
The script convinced Craig that 007 would be a good fit for his career. But this did not save him from further trouble. Following the 2005 announcement, Craig endured a flurry of negative pushback over his casting.
in an interview with Entertainment Weekly Ahead of no time to die, Bond casting director Debbie McWilliams recalled how the media reacted to the news.
“It was incredibly negative, I must say,” McWilliams told EW. “The press reaction was terrible and I felt very sorry for him, but in a weird way I think it inspired him to do his best to prove everyone wrong.”
Daniel Craig proves them wrong, and his decade and a half proves 007.
no time to die Widely released on October 8, 2021. Being James Bond: The Daniel Craig Story Currently available on Apple TV Plus.
‘James Bond’ casting director recalls ‘incredibly negative’ reaction to Daniel Craig