Daniel Craig: Making Spectre was daunting

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 September 2015
Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig

Hollywood star Daniel Craig has admitted he was anxious before making 'Spectre', due to the success of the 2012 movie 'Skyfall'

Daniel Craig was "daunted" by the prospect of making 'Spectre'.

The 47-year-old actor is to return to the role of the secret agent in the Sam Mendes-directed movie, but thinks it's an unenviable task due to the success of 'Skyfall', which became one of the highester-grossing movies of all time when it was released in 2012.

He shared: "I think everyone was just daunted, understandably.

"Like, it's 'the biggest British movie of all time'. What does it f**king mean? Where do we go from there? How do you process that?

"It could have been an albatross around everyone's necks. It turned out not to be, but there was a massive amount of pressure at the beginning."

Daniel promised the eagerly-awaited new movie will be distinct from its predecessors.

He told Esquire magazine: "I love James Bond movies, and I love all the old gags and everything that goes along with that. No disrespect to what happened before but this is completely different. It's got weight and meaning. Because I don't know another way to do it.

"However big and grand it is, however boisterous the script is, you look for the truth in it, and you stick to that, and then you can mess around with it. And if you have that and you have the car chases and the explosions as well, then you're quids in.

"But there have to be consequences. He has to be affected by what happens to him. It's not just that he has to kill the bad guy, there has to be a reason for it."


  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 2h 28min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Stephanie Sigman
  • UK release: 26 October 2015

James Bond (Craig) comes up against a global crime syndicate, while back at home, the 00 programme is under threat from reckless moderniser C (Scott). With its swagger, dry humour and frequent, well-executed action it's a solid crowdpleaser, but the story is predictable, the characterisation is thin and overall it lacks…