Bond and his girl both made it to Rome for the Italian premiere
of "Quantum of Solace" on Wednesday 5th November
Daniel Craig, recovered from the flu which prevented him for
appearing at the Lucerne event the previous night, was joined
by girlfriend Satsuki Mitchell on the red carpet. Olga
who plays the new Bond girl Camille in the film, wore a stunning
black dress that wowed the thousands of fans who queued for
hours to catch a glimpse of the cast.
The screening was held at the Warner Cinema in the Piazza
della Repubblic in Rome. Craig and Kurylenko were joined by
Italian actor Giancarlo Giannini who plays Rene
Marc Forster and producer Barbara
Earlier in the day, a photocall was held at the Hotel St.
Regis Grand in the city. Cast members Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko,
Giancarlo Giannini and director Marc Forster posed for the
press and fielded some questions.
Speaking at the packed press conference, Craig was asked about
the historic US election of Barack Obama the previous night. "After
Barack Obama's victory I think we might have reached the moment
for a coloured 007", he said. "I think the role is
well suited to a coloured actor because the character created
by (Bond author) Ian Fleming in the 1950's has gone through
many changes. However, I think that this eventuality would
probably make Fleming turn in his grave."
"Quantum of Solace" opened nationwide
in Italy on Friday 7th November 2008.