Daniel Craig was tempted to walk away from the role of 007, in part down to the injury he suffered making Spectre.
It’s now pretty well known that the James Bond movie Spectre was very much a race to the finish line. The film starred Daniel Craig as 007, with Sam Mendes directing, and the schedule on the film was so tight that there was just three months for post-production work to be completed, and the final cut was signed off just days before the film’s first press screening.
We talked about Spectre in the Film Stories podcast, here.
As the new James Bond film, No Time To Die, edges towards release in the next couple of months, Craig has now been talking about the production of the last, and he’s revealed that he was carrying a sizeable injury when it all wrapped up. “I finished that one with a broken leg”, he told Entertainment Weekly, an injury that left him considering whether he wanted to carry on in the role of 007. “I had to question myself: was I physically capable of doing [another Bond film], or did I want to do another one? Because the phone call to your wife saying ‘I’ve broken my leg’ is not pleasant’”.
Craig had arthroscopic surgery once he’d completed Spectre, and as is plainly obvious, he was persuaded to return to the role of Bond. That was down to producer Barbara Broccoli, who convinced him that his 007 story wasn’t yet complete. That said, No Time To Die is set to round it all off.
The new movie lands in cinemas at the start of April. More, as always, as we hear it.
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