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Daniel Craig talks about the long gap before 'Skyfall'

01-May-2012 • Skyfall

After a four year gap following his second 007 adventure "Quantum of Solace", you could understand if Daniel Craig was a little edgy about ever returning through the long wait of MGM's financial woes. But rather than living with nervous tension through the affair, “I was very sanguine about the whole thing,” he told Empire magazine of the hiatus.

“There was nothing I could do about the situation. I could have made a phone call and gone, ‘Pleeeease,’ but that’s not really my style. So I was just thinking, ‘It’ll work itself out, and if it’s not meant to be, it’s not to be’. Although the longer things went on, the more desperate I became to make another one, and thankfully we just carried on regardless.”

Daniel convinced Sam Mendes to direct the latest instalment. They have been friends since working on Sam’s 2002 release Road to Perdition. The two spoke about the next Bond film when they bumped into each other at a party in 2009.

Craig also explains how he hooked Sam Mendes to direct the movie - the pair had remained friends after working together on 'Road to Perdition' in 2002 and met once more at a party in 2009. “[I said], ‘What about doing the next Bond movie,’” Daniel recalled. “The script came together and it gave us the chance to prepare ourselves in a way that we hadn’t had on the other movies. And Sam got involved.”

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