MI6 rounds up more key quotes from the Casino Royale cast interviews in the Bahamas, plus the first look at 007 with his new Bond Girls...

Casino Royale - Bahamas Interviews (2)
15th March 2006

Principal cast members spoke to Moviefone on the set in the Bahamas about their roles in the forthcoming film "Casino Royale", including new James Bond 007 Daniel Craig, and the latest Bond girls Eva Green (Vesper Lynd) and Caterina Murino (Solange). Click here to view the video.

Daniel Craig on the subject of Bond's character in the film: "Casino Royale, being the first of the books, he's got rough edges - that's for sure. And as the film progresses, we see him become the man that we know, love, and hate.

Because we're starting at the beginning, we're given a bit more sway with it. We can tell the story from the beginning, and we can try to understand the man who is James Bond. He falls in love, and other things happen along the way. We find someone who gets kinda hurt."

New Bond girls Eva Green and Caterina Murino were asked what they thought Craig would bring to the role. "I think he will bring his own talent, and he's a very rare actor, very special", said Green.

"You will see a great Bond. He's giving to Bond... something else, a different "colour" that we've never seen before. He's not only a lover, and elegant, and smiling, he can be very rude. He can be a very bad man", added Murino.


Eva Green explained how her character Vesper Lynd will be different than the typical Bond Girl: "She's an enigma. She's very mysterious. You can't really see through her." Green said, "She's also the first Bond girl ever written by Ian Fleming, and she's quite different. She doesn't really play on her sexuality. She's very sensual, but they have this relationship which is verbal, they are like boxing partners. Its quite an unusual relationship. I'm shooting this week for the first time on the film, and we'll be naked in the scene!"

Above: Eva Green, Daniel Craig and Caterina Murino at the Bahamas photo call.

Whilst Green is just starting her scenes, Murino is almost finished. She explained, "I'm also done all my scenes. There's only one left, when I'm going to ride my white horse. I hope it's going to be a beautiful scene with my beautiful white horse. I'm riding the horse every day here! So hopefully it's going to be good for the scene."

Sebastien Foucan plays Mollaka in the first major action piece in the film. Foucan said of his role, "In this movie my character is chased by Bond, and I use my heart to escape. Freerunning is about using the environment. It's about how you move, climbing, rolling, everything. For me, it's an art. It's something very natural for me. Most of the work for me has been about the acting, about fighting, about being precise, to be in front of the camera."


How do the cast feel about shooting on location in the Bahamas? Green was enthusiastic, "Shooting in the Bahamas... The sea is beautiful, the weather's very warm. Then we're going to Prague - it's so romantic, and then Venice. It's great. I'm spoiled." Murino was also happy, "I'm very lucky already because I was cast as Solange, and also because I'm here in the Bahamas. I think it's the best location to have Bond in this film."

Craig explained how the location will fit in to the film, "The Bahamas - it's about waking up to the sun and the sea. I've done some scenes with Judi Dench which have been fantastic. For this section of the film we're using the Bahamas for Madagascar, it's a big piece at the beginning of the movie.

Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli (Eon Productions) and directed by Martin Campbell, CASINO ROYALE is scheduled for release November 17, 2006. Principal photography started on January 30th 2006, with locations in the UK, Czech Republic (Prague), Italy, and the Bahamas. It will be British actor Daniel Craig’s first outing as James Bond. He is the sixth actor to play the 007 role in the franchise.

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