Ralph Fiennes told almost nobody about taking over 'M' role
When Ralph Fiennes signed up to appear in "Skyfall" as 'Mallory', not a lot of information was given out about his character. And that's exactly how the actor wanted it, to help keep his ascension to the role of M as secret as possible.
Talking to the Irish Times
, Fiennes explained that he didn't tell anyone about the promotion his character would see at the end of the film.
"I think I told virtually nobody apart from my agent and my publicist,â he says. âSome people said, âWho are you playing?â They would be aggressively guessing, and I would smile and look back at them. But I never explicitly told anybody."
Whilst on the subject of Bond, Fiennes also mentioned that he was under consideration for the lead role before Pierce Brosnan was cast.
"There was actually a conversation much earlier on," he says cautiously. "About 20 years ago there was a sort of tentative conversation with Barbara. I did meet Cubby Broccoli. I donât . . . It didnât . . . Erm . . . Bygones are bygones. It wasnât a path I chose then to pursue. I donât think I would have been a very good Bond. Daniel Craig is fantastic."
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