Daniel Craig admitted that he thought his James Bond audition for Casino Royale was kind of a joke.
Danial Craig first appeared as James Bond in the 2006 film, Casino Royale. Serving as a reboot for the franchise, the film was both a critical and financial success, with many seeing it as the boost the series needed to bring it into the 21st century. Subsequent installments, however, were notable for their uneven quality.
Quantu, Daniel Craig’s second James Bondm of consolation, was less well received than its predecessor and looked like a step backwards for the franchise. The third film, Fall from the sky has been praised by fans and critics alike, becoming the highest-grossing installment in the entire franchise. The fourth film, Spectrum, would follow the path of Quantum of Consolation feeling like a disappointment. First reactions to Craig’s 5th and last Bond film, No time to die were mostly positive, with most feeling it’s a fitting end to the actor’s tenure as a character. Yet, once upon a time, Craig felt that his Casino Royale the hearing was a joke.
In a recent interview with The New York Times, Daniel Craig opened up about his James Bond audition. In it, he revealed that he believed he was only ready for the role of someone to say no to and that he half-expected to be one of the antagonists in the film:
“I was just in the mix – someone to throw out. Come on, have a bad guy.
Here is the plot synopsis for No time to die:
Bond has left active service and is enjoying a quiet life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old CIA friend Felix Leiter shows up for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more dangerous than expected, leading Bond to the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, No time to die stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen, David Dencik and Dali Benssalah.
NOTo It’s time to die is now set in US theaters on October 8, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of the franchise and be sure to subscribe to the Heroic Hollywood YouTube channel for more original video content!
Source: New York Times