Swedish actor Ola Rapace has spoken about his work
on "Skyfall" so far...
Ola Rapace Talks
4th December 2011
Swedish actor Ola Rapace has broken his silence
for the first time about his involvement on the new James Bond
film "Skyfall". Although he was not initially announced at the
press conference last month, his casting was confirmed
a few days later.
Speaking to local press in his native
Sweden, the 39 year-old actor said working on Bond was
very enjoyable. "We have had great fun. Bond filming
is like a playhouse, you can ride a motorcycle, fighting
and shooting automatic weapons and things like that. So
it's fun and has been really good."
No details have been revealed about his
character, but is probably safe to assume that he plays
a henchman to Javier
Rapace is more used to the pace and scale
of Swedish film and television productions, so it was a
very noticeable change of gears to work on major blockbuster. "Everything
is bigger than I had thought, it's so much muscle, so much
money, so many resources available anywhere. It's crazy
really." He noted that there are only a few Hollywood
productions that can even match up to a Bond in any given year.
He said he has completed his work on the film
for this year, but will come back early next year for more. "I
will shoot 007 during March, April and May. So there
The 23rd James Bond
film, "Skyfall", commenced principal studio photography on 7th November
2011 for a UK
release on October 26th, 2012 and the USA on November
9, 2012. MGM will produce, finance and distribute 007's
23rd adventure in
partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Daniel Craig will
be returning as the legendary British secret agent, alongside Judi
Dench as "M", with Sam Mendes directing a screenplay written by Neal
Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan. The cast will also include Bérénice Marlohe,
Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney and Ben Wishaw.
The film will shoot at Pinewood Studios and on location in London, England;
Scotland; Shanghai, China and Istanbul, Turkey.
It will be the longest gap between Bond movies without
a change in the lead role. In addition, 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of
the EON Productions series of James