Daniel Craig opens up to Jonathan Ross in Spectre exclusive
Ahead of latest James Bond film Spectre opening on October 26th, leading man Daniel Craig has sat down with Jonathan Ross for his first extensive interview about the film, which he promises will be his last for the franchise.
The exclusive interview is part of the one-off special James Bond’s Spectre with Jonathan Ross, which Bond fans will be able to enjoy on ITV this Saturday.
To give a teaser of what’s to come, the two men with first names for last names discussed everything from working with director Sam Mendes, to Bond’s emotional state, to playing with all those fly gadgets.
“Would he be someone who you could hang out with or would he be someone who you would avoid because he’s so emotionally closed?”, Ross questioned Craig about his character, who is arguably the ‘grittiest’ incarnation of 007 so far.
“That wouldn’t be the reason I would avoid him”, he replied. “That would be low down the list of reasons, ‘no he’s so emotionally closed’. The fact that he kills people three times a week… I’ve been fortunate I suppose to meet quite a few guys from MI6 and they always impress me, they’re very together people, way more together than I could ever hope to be. I don’t know, it’s one of those things – he’s fun at a party but don’t stay too late”, joked the actor.
Craig also said about Bond’s certainty of himself: “He has to yes, that’s in a way one of the complicated things about playing it is that he can’t be a superhero, he can’t stop speeding bullets, he’s got to bleed. I just think that the more real you make it, the more the audience will believe it”.
Beyond giving his interpretation of the iconic Bond, Craig teased more of what’s to come from his relationship with Moneypenny (Naomie Harris), Ben Whishaw as Q, and Christoph Waltz as the latest Bond villain.
Catch it all when James Bond’s Spectre With Jonathan Ross airs 6.30pm on Saturday October 17th, only on ITV.