MI6 rounds-up quotes from the principal cast from
"Quantum of Solace", including Daniel Craig, Olga
Kurylenko, Gemma Arterton, and Mathieu
Production Diary (6)
25th January 2008
What does the title mean?
I've got to give you the Ian Fleming line the title. It's basically his idea
that once the quantum of solace leaves a relationship it's all over. If you don't
have that quantum of solace then there's not much worth fighting for. It's a
lot to do with where he's at from the end of the last movie. He's had his heart
broken and he's going out to find the guy who is responsible. He hasn't had that
closure in his life.
He's looking for revenge,
but also to make himself happy
with the world again. What's great about the
title is that it also refers to something that is very
important to the plot. It has grown on me.It
doesn't trip off the tongue. But why should it?
have gone for a snappier title, but that's not part of
the deal. It ties into the plot. It's not some random title.
It is meant to confuse a little. It's meant to make you
of wonder.We want people to start thinking as they
come and see the film. But that doesn't mean that it
to be character-driven kitchen sink drama. We're making
a Bond movie.
Above: Daniel Craig interviewed on the
set of "Quantum of Solace" at Pinewood Studios.
How important is it to you to make this second film a success?
This is even more important to me now than it was before. Last
time I thought that if I failed I could walk away and say 'OK,
I screwed that up' and I'll go try something else. This time
we have to prove the last one wasn't just pure luck.
In November with another Harry Potter movie, it will be the
clash of the British icons at the box-office. How do you see
yourself in this face-off?
Very favourably. I'd be silly not to, really.
Is the pressure on your shoulders to make this a success?
It's not the way I think. Even if I did allow myself to think
like that it would only be just for a moment. That way madness
lies. Suggesting that what I do will make this work... it's
a team effort.
Above Top: Daniel Craig on the
set given television interviews
Above: M meets Bond in a snowy night-time scene
How does this film link to Casino Royale?
It starts, in film-time, about 20 minutes after the last one finished. It takes
us to an emotional conclusion, and also well on the way to finding out who
the bad guys are and their organisation which is having a serious go at taking
over the world.
How is it working with Marc Forster?
I was incredibly excited when Marc Forster got involved. If you
watch his movies, his versatility is quite outstanding. Look
at "Monster's Ball" to "Neverland" to "The
Kite Runner" - they are all so different yet equally wonderful
movies. And that he's bringing to this movie in spades. He's
very particular... Every shot counts. Every part of the process
is very important to him. It's very easy to work with people
Will you be in your swimming trunks again?
There'll be some flesh for sure. It's in my contract, although
I didn't notice that when I signed it!
Have you worked out as much for this as the last film?
I'm in the shape of my life. I've trained really hard. I didn't
expect the last film to be so tiring and physically demanding.
I'm fitter now than then.
What is it like being part of a Bond film?
Can you tell us a little
about your character?
I'm playing Fields, Agent Fields, and she works for MI6 at the British Consulate
in Bolivia and she has to look after Bond, or tries to.
She is not sultry or
a femme fatale, she's fresh and young. She doesn't do anything too advanced,
it's not like she's killing people.
Do you have a love scene
Yes I do kiss Daniel Craig. The kiss has happened and
yes - it was quite incredible. It was all a bit of a
felt such a giggly girl because he's such a man. I can't
really divulge too much, but it was good.
Above: Gemma Arterton reveals some
details on her character Agent Fields..
I still feel like I shouldn't really be here. It's insane to be working with
Judi Dench and Daniel Craig - I feel so young and inexperienced and green.
"You're going to get a
phone call in a minute. Would you mind telling them
I'm heading for Cairo?" - Bond to Hotel Receptionist
How will your villain be unique?
There'll be no metal jaw, no white hair, no scar, no eye with
blood. Just my face. The director saw something in me that
had to do with the devil. That was a compliment. I've been
taking details, the smile of Tony Blair, the craziness of Sarkozy
[French President], he's the worst villain we've ever had.
He's really dangerous. In fact he walks around thinking he's
in a Bond film.
So your villainy will come from within?
He was supposed to have a secret skill. But we had this idea
that maybe if the villain doesn't know how to fight, James
Bond would be more surprised. Sometimes anger can be much more
dangerous. I'm going to fight like in school. I was going to
say 'like a woman'. You are allowed to do things that you are
not allowed to do in real life, especially with a woman.
How have the villains changed?
What is horrible about today, is that we can't guess who the
villains are. The villains are invisible. There is the fantasy
that is James Bond, but there is always something that could
be real, and it has to do with love. It has to do with broken
What made you take the role?
It's impossible to say to your kids that 'I could have been in
a Bond film but I refused'.
How will your character be different from previous
James Bond is after revenge, and Camille is after revenge. They
have slightly different goals, but in the end, they are going
to have to collaborate. She will be very different. She's a fighter.
I'm doing weapons training and body flight training for aerial
scenes and stunt work for fighting. This girl is going to kick
ass. She's on her own mission. In the movie, he is obviously
still attached to his past. The appearance of this new girl might
divert him. Or, it might not.