Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko and director Marc Forster
recorded the first press junket interviews for "Quantum
of Solace" in Los Angeles this weekend...
First Press Junkets
21st October 2008
and director Marc
performed the first leg of media junket interviews
in Los Angeles this weekend to promote the 22nd James
Bond film "Quantum
". The BBC
in the UK have posted clips from the brief interviews.
off by saying he was very happy with the way "Quantum of
Solace" has worked out. "The films work together
but they are very separate, " Craig said.
really happy with the style of this movie. I think we've
nodded back to the old ones and some of the old Bond
ideas, but we've made an incredible individual movie. I
be happier with it."
"The lucky thing for us is that we had this chance
to make a very direct sequel. This idea of vengeance
is really everybody else's idea - they think he's gone
off course and that he's a loose canon and his emotions
"It's actually a bit more complicated in
this story and the idea of vengeance is the furthest
thing from his mind. Bond just wants to get closure,
title Quantum of Solace."
"Felix Leiter, M, and
Camille are the three main relationships Bond has. And Fields...
Poor Fields! That's a good
relationship - it's a shame it doesn't go on."
On the topic of the plot, Craig said, "You
never make Bond political, that's the wrong thing to do, but
there's always influences. There's a very strong line through
these two movie about trust and who you can trust, and who your
allies are. The hope is that there's some department in the government
that knows what they're doing. That's what the Bond movies have
always been about."
Olga Kurylenko picked up on Craig's enthusiasm
for the overall feel of the film. "I kind of had an idea
[about what the movie would look like] because I was involved
in so many scenes, but I still got surprised", she said. "It's
so intense. All of the factors put together made the movie explode,
it's very intense."
So how does Camille differ from all the Bond girls that have
gone before her? "Bond always used to use women for his
own purposes, so I'm happy that he doesn't get to use Camille
in this film!", Kurylenko explained. "She's a strong
character and she's just not in to that. First, I think that
Bond can see it's not going to work with her, and second, I don't
think he's interested in that either because he just lost the
women he loved so he just wants to get his revenge."
The roller coaster ride of media attention has
just started to ramp up for Kurylenko as the film gets closer
to opening in theatres
around the world. She explained what it has been like so far: "Of
course, we don't go around in life doing the same thing but it's
a movie and it's so cool to live this at least for six months.
That's what's great about acting. It's just great to be in someone
else's skin and do something extraordinary and this was the case."
"By getting Marc Forster in we got a fantastic story-teller
and a versatile film director" - Daniel Craig
Director Marc Forster was quick to compliment
Craig on his portrayal of 007. "He's the perfect Bond in
a sense because he really humanises the character", Forster
said. "He really has a handle on him and he's so physical
and wants to do the stunts, which is great for a director because
you get that intensity and truth across without having to shoot
around a stunt double. At the same time, the way he wears himself...
he's so at ease."