Good news for all James Bond fans: Daniel Craig, the latest actor to give life onscreen to the suave 007 agent, is featured in the latest issue of Esquire UK to promote the upcoming “Skyfall.” The conversation is, of course, focused on the film.
Fans will also know that the James Bond franchise has been through production hell, even getting postponed indefinitely at one point, which sparked talk of how a new installment would never ever be made again.
It’s been done – and will be out in theaters this fall. “Skyfall”
sees Craig reprise the Bond role, and will also be introducing new members of the cast, like Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes.
It makes sense to try and bring on board as many stars as possible, especially considering the hiatus between this installment and the previous one.
As Craig puts it, the Bond films “live and die by their popularity.” “Skyfall” needed a stellar cast to up its chances of box office success.
“[The films] force you to care about what people think. And I’m involved [in the films] on a very deep level. I have it in my mind all the time… So there’s that kind of pressure, and that’s an enemy in any art form, acting especially,” he says.
He’d also describe the Bond franchise as a very dark one, but dark in a good way because it also offers the kind of hero that you just know you can rely on no matter what.
“I think what’s always fantastic about the Bond stories is that there’s always a darkness involved, but it’s a darkness with a sense of humor. A black humor,” the handsome actor explains in the Esquire UK interview.
“It’s about danger, but a good danger, because you’re in the hands of somebody who’s saying ‘[Expletive] you’ to risk, ‘[Expletive] you’ to dying,” he adds.
Craig also explains that he was the one to first suggest to Oscar winning director Sam Mendes the possibility of directing “Skyfall.”
All it took was a simple exchange between friends and “it snowballed from there,” Daniel recalls.
“Skyfall” arrives in theaters in the UK on October 26, and in the US on November 9.