After Pierce Brosnan was cut from the James Bond franchise, Daniel Craig stepped up to the plate. Bond bosses Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson signed the star on just a few years later, and in 2006 his debut film 007, Casino Royale, hit theaters. After that, Craig didn’t think he’d come back.
Craig launched into the 007 franchise with a refreshing take on the character. Rather than just being a suave, sophisticated spy, he brought a new sense of brutality to the role that he had never seen before.
After that, he thought he was done. After sitting in on the glitzy event and seeing his first 007 film for the first time, Craig recalled: “I was driving away from the Berlin premiere of Casino Royale with Barbara Broccoli. I really thought I’d make a Bond movie, then it would be over.” .
However, after seeing the film, he knew he would be locked into the role for a long time. “By then we knew we had a coup on our hands,” he recalled. “I realized the enormity of this.
He asked Broccoli, “How many more? Three? Four?” She replied: “Four!” She then asked the question that would ensure her finality in the role for years to come.
In the final moments of Craig’s last 007 film, No Time To Die, James Bond was assassinated. After being infected with a virus that would kill his lover, Madeleine Swann, and his daughter, Mathilde, he had no choice but to sacrifice himself.
Bond stayed on an island that was about to explode to keep his family safe. Craig ultimately felt that this was the perfect ending to his version of the character’s story.
“The real tragedy is when you have absolutely no choice,” he said. “We had to find a way to make death so he had no choice. He was the happiest Bond had ever been because he had found exactly what he was looking for. Like everyone on Earth, he was only looking for love.” .
Since Craig’s departure from Bond, he has reportedly been much “happier” acting.
Craig reprized his role as Benoit Blanc in the recently released Glass Onion: A Knives Out Story. In the movie, he once again teamed up with Dave Bautista, who played Mr. Hinx on Spectre.
While discussing working with Craig again, Bautista said: “He really put him through Bond. You could feel he was under a lot of pressure. He didn’t seem like the happiest person in Bond. But in Glass Onion, he was the complete opposite.”
He added that Craig was “a lot of fun” in the Glass Onion. “He was always smiling and happy and interacting a lot more,” she said. “On Spectre, there wasn’t a lot of interaction with the entire cast. But Glass Onion was the complete opposite. We were always together. So I got to know him better as a person and really watched him do his thing.”
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