The Bond movie Daniel Craig called “a bit of S — Show”
Actor Daniel Craig, who most recently played the role of James Bond in No time to die, had some choice words for one of his previous 007: 2008 movies Quantum of Consolation.
“The problem with [Quantum of Solace], it was a bit of a shitty show, to say the least, “admitted the actor during an interview on The Empire movie podcast. “All the weight was there; I kind of think that probably got me locked up.
Craig further explained that his first tour as Bond, in 2006 Casino Royale, was a positive experience, in part because he was able to ignore the gossip and Hollywood politics going on behind the scenes. “I remember [shooting Casino Royale] with immense tenderness. And all this other shit was going on around it, which didn’t make sense at the time because I knew we had a good movie, I knew Casino it was good. You’re kind of like, ‘Wait and see, this is going to be awesome, don’t worry,’ ”he said.
However his shooting experience Quantum of Consolation was not the same. A strike by the writers prompted the start of filming of the unscripted film. “At Quantum, we were screwed. We had the skeleton of a script, and then there was a writers strike and there was nothing we could do. We couldn’t employ a writer to finish it, ”Craig reminded Time Out in 2011 (as reprinted by Collider). Instead, he and director Marc Forster had to take over. “The rules were that you couldn’t employ anyone as a screenwriter, but the actor and the director could work together on scenes. We were drunk.
To complicate matters further, Craig had started to feel the weight that came with playing Bond.
“I would kinda wish [for] the person I was when I did it Casino, he admitted on The Empire movie podcast. “Sometimes too much knowledge is not a good thing. I was sort of in the dark about a lot of things, how things worked, how they worked, how the world really viewed Bond – all of those things. I just didn’t understand them.
Most fans and critics consider Quantum of Consolation as the weakest film in Craig’s Bond tenure. Still, that didn’t stop the film from being a commercial success. Quantum of Consolation grossed more than $ 580 million at the global box office, ranking among the highest grossing films of 2008.