By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Columbia Pictures.
People love talking to Daniel Craig about playing Bond in Casino Royale. Be it the controversy, his blue eyes, his debonair look or his smooth accent, Craig is cool even if you don't like him; fortunately we here at CanMag more than like him.
Daniel Craig on Casino Royale Beginnings
Reuters recently caught up to Daniel Craig on got him to discuss the Bond coolness factor for Casino Royale. In the discussion Craig talks black & white, being blown up, staying cool, Pierce Brosnan and more.
Ask him what is the coolest thing about making the 21st movie in the fabled film series that spans more than 40 years and five Bonds, and he responds: "Finishing probably."
For the film, which opens November 17, he was beat up, blown up and hung on wires on the back of a fuel tanker by director Martin Campbell's (Die Another Day) special effects wizards.
"We have an opening sequence that is filmed in black and white, which is not to say this is old. It is just to say, 'go with us on this one. This is from the beginning,"' Craig said.
"It's [box office expectations] huge," said Craig about taking the role. "Of course there's concern, I'm only human. I want to get it right.""
Craig said he talked to Pierce Brosnan, who played the super spy in the four most recent Bond Flicks, "quite a few times."
"Pierce said 'go for it,"' Craig said. "So I did."