Daniel Craig has revealed that his own reflection on Casino Royale which partly prompted him to take on the role of 007 one last time.
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The James Bond actor, who was originally a famous British fictional spy in There’s no time to die this fall, in a new interview says his idea for the new movie is a direct conclusion to the events seen in his first Bond film, Casino Royale (2006), which helped him decide to return to his role.
I said Game: “We started talking about it and I said, ‘Maybe there’s a story we need to end here – something we started in the Casino. [Royale]. Something related to Vesper [Eva Green’s character]and The spectreand something was connected, in a way. ‘ It started to take shape. And I thought, ‘Let’s get started.’
Craig added that other factors played a part in influencing his decision, such as his family. “I think I might not be able to afford to do other work. For me, it’s been cut and dried that I can’t go back to,” he said.
However, after a two-year hiatus, he was approached by producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson and realized he had changed his mind on the matter.
“I went and did other things. I have some separations. My family has forgiven me for being away from home for such a long time,” he said.
“Idris Elba comes to mind,” he said Everybody last month. “Idris is such a powerful presence and such a wonderful vocalist. He will be great. There’s also Tom Hardy out there. Tom can really chew furniture, just a ball boy – both men can.”