Daniel Craig recalls
Daniel Craig recalls the press conference for 2007’s Casino Royale’s announcement where he would be revealed to be playing James Bond. Credits: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Eon Productions, Universal Pictures

Daniel Craig recalls the press conference for 2007’s Casino Royale’s announcement where he would be revealed to be playing James Bond, and the actor described the entire event as a “train wreck”.

Daniel Craig recalls “train wreck” press conference for Bond announcement

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, Daniel Craig said that the press conference where he was to be announced as the next James Bond was poorly handled. The actor said that the event saw him wearing a tuxedo and stepping off a speedboat for a stunt and there were criticisms about his safety, appearance and manners. Craig described the entire event as being something of a “train wreck”.

“Once the announcement was made and we did that incredibly successful press conference. I’ve watched bits of it. It’s a f—ing train wreck.

In some ways, I regret the way that press conference went; in other ways, I’m very happy the way that press conference went…

I didn’t know how to turn on the charm, which was to be charming and be artful about it, ‘Oh, that’s a lovely question, how nice of you to ask that.’

I was just, ‘F— you! You, f— you as well!’ That’s all I wanted to say,”

Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig’s James Bond was initially criticized for being different from the previous Bond actors, with critics pointing out the movie’s grittier tone. But Craig’s Bond eventually won over the audiences as the character struggled physically and mentally in the movies that had long-lasting effects on the character in the story. And despite Daniel Craig’s shaky start to life as Agent 007, he has definitely written himself into the history books as one of the best (arguably) actors to take on the role of James Bond.

He would go on to star as James Bond for 5 movies with his tenure coming to a dramatic end in last year’s No Time To Die.

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