Daniel Craig appeared on "The Tonight Show with
Jay Leno" on Friday in the USA to promote the upcoming
James Bond film "Quantum of Solace"...
Daniel Craig Tonight Show Appearance
19th October 2008
members Daniel Craig
Bond) and Olga
flew down to Los Angeles from Toronto on Friday 17th October
to do some early marketing promos for the
new film. Craig made the headline guest appearance on
"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" that aired on NBC in
Walking in with a sling on his right arm,
the first questions from host Jay Leno were about his physical
condition. Craig explained the procedure he elected to have
after filming on "Quantum of Solace" had wrapped. "I
had shoulder reconstruction so I've got six dissolving screws
in my joint. First off they wrap you up and it's uncomfortable
to sleep but I'm in the rehabilitation stage now and it's
all looking good."
"During the filming I got kicked in the
face. There's a fight sequence at the end where I'm battling
the bad guy and I got hit by a stray shoe so I went to
see a plastic surgeon and he put eight little stitches
I asked him to do the rest of my face but he didn't have
time [laughs]. I injured my finger as well, which was
stupid as it's always the simple things. I was slamming
on the bad guy's face and I caught my finger."
Above: Daniel Craig chats with "Tonight Show" host Jay
When asked about which stunts were the scariest,
Craig said: "They aren't really any that are scary, but
at the beginning of the film there's a roof top chase. We rehearse
and rehearse and rehearse and get them as perfect as we can in
the studio. There's one sequence where I jump out of a window
on to the top of a bus."
"We did rehearse that in the studio and it's kinda easy: it's
warm, and nice, the bus is rubber and everything's kind of pretend
[laughs]. But then you get to the window in Siena on location
and there's six cameras and a crowd of people of have turned
up to watch. So I'm standing there thinking 'oh God, I've got
to get the right!' And there's a bus coming! It's really disconcerting
to jump out of a window on to the roof of an oncoming bus."
As he will inevitably have
to cover in every interview for the film's release, Craig
explained the title.
"The whole premise of the last
movie was that Bond fell in love and had his heart broken
and he was betrayed. Ian Fleming wrote this short
story about the one moment in a relationship when it's all over
and there's nothing left, you no longer have that tiny
piece something that made it work. That's the quantum of
solace. That's what Bond is looking for in this movie.
We also tie it in with the bad guys."
Leno pointed out that the
series was around before Craig was born, so did he grow
up wishing to be Bond?
"As a kid I dreamed of being
lots of super heroes," Craig said. "But when
I became an actor it was the last thing I ever imagined
being. It was completely off my radar. Getting the call
to come in and see the producers was very flattering but
this was a nice conversation and it would all be over and
we'll move on. But here we are!"
Craig celebrated his 40th birthday during the
filming of "Quantum
of Solace". He explained to Leno, "We were in Panama
at a hotel in Colon and I was thrown a surprise party which went
on all night. The production closed off the hotel. I didn't know
it was a surprise party - I thought it was a crew party! I had
four drinks before someone told me 'this is for you'!"