Javier Bardem's shock at Bond role
- Bang Showbiz
- 22 October 2012
Javier Bardem never believed he would play a role in a James Bond film as he grew up dreaming of the possibility
Javier Bardem never dreamt he would be in a James Bond film.
The Spanish actor portrays the role of Raoul Silva in the latest instalment 'Skyfall', and he admits it was a childhood dream of his to star in the British spy series.
He said: "I'm a huge fan of the James Bond saga, so I was always very open to the idea. When I was little I watched Mr Connery doing James Bond with my father.
"Who in the world would think I'd be in one of those movies?"
Javier - who has previously won an Oscar for his role in 'No Country for Old Men' - was even allowed to have an influence on the character as director Sam Mendes was so keen to have him play the part.
According to The Sun newspaper, he said: "The script was everything you could expect in James Bond films, and in addition it was a powerful and complex story.
"Sam had changed the whole dynamic of the baddie role, so Silva is not just a villain in the usual and obvious way.
"He gave me meat to chew and a nuanced Bond nemesis to play."