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My name is Craig…Danial Craig

From GRANT ROLLINGS
In Chile

Published: April 5th

The U.K. Sun

 

 

SEVEN thousand miles from home,

9,000ft above sea level and deep in the world’s

driest desert, the secrets of the new James Bond

film are unraveling.

.

007 movie sets are always well guarded,

but The Sun has managed to penetrate the

baddies’ lair in South America during the making

of the new film, Quantum Of Solace.

.

I am the only British journalist watching as

DANIEL CRAIG runs, leaps and shoots —

bulging biceps pumping —

in sweltering temperatures

at a height which induces

altitude sickness in others.

Action stations ... Daniel Craig on the run

 

Yet the powerfully built actor hardly breaks sweat

during the punishing action sequence.

.

And the good news is that we can expect 40-year-old

Daniel to continue as the world’s most famous spy

for many years to come.

.

He tells The Sun:

“Until my joints go I will keep

going as Bond.

I have no intention of giving

up just yet.”

There had been speculation that Daniel might only

complete his current three-movie deal and he had said:

“It’s important that we make the best movies possible,

so I can hopefully sit back in semi-retirement at

some point and look back and think they were

wonderful movies.”

.

But it is clear that after 2006’s Casino Royale

became the highest grossing Bond ever —

taking £325m globally — the film company

would not want to let him go.

Producer Barbara Broccoli, whose EON

production company make the Bond films,

clung on to Daniel for dear life when the words

 “semi-retirement” passed his lips.

Being Bond seems to agree with Daniel.

.

He is a totally different man from the previously

serious and occasionally grumpy actor.

During our interview he frequently laughs

 and jokes with Barbara.

When asked about nude scenes in

Quantum Of Solace, she cuts in:

“I’m trying to get him to take his

clothes off every day.”

.

And Daniel retorts:

“It’s not helped by her

leaking to the Press every day,

‘He might do, he might do’.”

Then he confirms:

“There is a little nudity.

It might not be full.”

Two of the biggest rumors to have emerged

during the making of Quantum Of Solace

are that both Bond and Daniel are going to get hitched.

But he bats off both rumors with surprising

good humor.

.

Co-star GEMMA ARTERTON has admitted

her character Agent Fields had been in a

honeymoon suite with Bond.

‘ 
Daniel laughs and points out:
 “You don’t have to get married to go into a
honeymoon suite and have a good time.” ’

And on suggestions he has popped the

question to long-term girlfriend SATSUKI MITCHELL,

he replies:

“It’s a very important moment in a person’s life.

I wouldn’t make an official announcement because

I am not a member of the Royal Family.”

The interview takes place under the large glass dome

of the European Southern Observatory’s ultra-modern

residence for astronomers at Paranal,

in Chile’s Atacama Desert.

.

In the film the building will appear as an eco-hotel

in Bolivia from where Bond’s new nemesis,

Dominic Greene, is hatching a plot to take

control of water resources.

.

Greene’s company, Greene Planet,

pretends to be environmentally friendly,

though the main plot, which continues on

from Casino Royale, is about revenge

rather than the environment.

Daniel explains: “At the end of Casino Royale

the love of Bond’s life has been taken from him.

 But Vesper Lynd had also been forced to betray him

and she has ripped him apart.

That’s where he’s at.

There is a sense of vengeance. He’s out to get them.”

 

Bond wants revenge on the secret organization

which forced Vesper to betray him and that leads

him to Greene,

played by French actor MATHIEU AMALRIC.

Daniel says: “Mathieu has been fantastic.

He’s very evil.”

Quantum Of Solace promises to be even more

action-packed than ever, with a speedboat chase

and a sky-diving stunt.

Daniel says:

 “We are going from stunt sequence to stunt sequence.

We did a body flight thing where you are free-falling

in a wind tunnel.

That was tough.

“I did a two-day fight sequence which we had

been rehearsing for two months.

That was physically very hard —

getting hit, basically.

Roughed up ... Daniel Craig

 

“We are going to Siena in Italy next week

and we are going to be working at heights.

The speedboat sequence was also very hard.

Filming on water is always difficult.”

You have to admire anyone who can run

about in such harsh conditions as the

Paranal Observatory.

I felt queasy just walking around at the peak

and 16 people got medical assistance in just the

one day I was there. Daniel says:

“I have been running up and down here all day

 and it does feel hard at this altitude.

“Apparently you feel a ton better when you

 

get back down to sea level,

which is something I am looking forward to.”

The one thing Daniel is not keen

to discuss is his fitness regime.

He has been criticized about not being

tough enough to play 007 and says:

“Bond used to do ten press-ups and

smoke 50 cigarettes and drink a bottle of

something and pop a pill.

So it doesn’t sound very Bond-like to talk

about fitness regimes.”

And while he clearly is the fittest of all the

six Bond actors, Daniel doesn’t want to be

remembered merely for his six-pack.

So one last quip from the new,

all-smiling Daniel Craig:

“At the end of this movie we film a scene

where I’m fat — because I don’t want

to be remembered as the physical Bond.”

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