Carrying the weight of a character like James Bond shouldn’t be easy at all. First is the fact that it is a role that has lasted for decades, remaining in force for each passing generation, it is representative of English culture and, if that were not enough, there is a permanent responsibility to the public to make a dignified or acceptable performance. Being a character who changes his face from time to time, whoever is in charge of putting himself in his shoes must find a way to transcend.
Keep reading: Daniel Craig reveals what went wrong in 007 Quantum
In 2006 007: Casino Royale – 95% of Martin Campbell welcomed Daniel Craig as the new 007, and in fact he got off to a pretty good start. However, its sequel, 007 Quantum – 64% would not run with the same fate and would be a victim of the “curse” of the second parts to be far from the success of the first. But it seems that this was not bad only from the perspective of the critics, since the protagonist himself has accepted that the film was full of errors from the production.
Now that he is on a press tour for the premiere of No Time to Die – 83%, his last film as James Bond, the actor spoke with The Empire Film Podcast (via The Playlist) and in the most sincere and open way commented that Marc Forster’s film was a “shit show”, especially since it still I did not assimilate the success of the first one and there were still many things about the character that I did not understand.
In a way I longed [ser] the person I was when I made ‘Casino’. Too much knowledge is sometimes not a good thing. He was a bit in the dark about a lot of things, about how his mechanics worked, how the world actually viewed Bond, all of those things. I just didn’t understand them. When I began to understand them, the weight of all this was lifted. The problem with [007 Quantum], it was a bit of a shit show, to say the least, all the weight was there, I think it probably made me shut down.
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Craig said that, although the result of that film can no longer be modified, it helped him to let go and enjoy his stay as Bond as much as he enjoyed the first installment. Accept that I had an important role for the film industry, live in the moment.
Luckily for me, it’s about loosening and loosening and trying to get back to that ‘Casino’ feel, which was’ It’s James Bond, come on, have fun. Let’s have a good time. ‘
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The protagonist of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – 86% fondly remembered what it was like to film 007 Casino Royale, assuring that at first it seemed that nothing made sense about him being James Bond, but he knew that it was they had a good movie on their hands. Craig also spoke about delays in the release of No Time to Die, and said he was happy with that because the producers refused to release the film on any streaming platform, opting to wait until the moment was right for the public to enjoy the experience in a movie theater.