Over the years the caricature of James Bond has become one of a man who's almost immune to feelings, incredibly suave and sophisticated, engaging in actions that would traumatise those of us without a licence to kill, and yet emerging without so much as a cuff-link out of place.
Yet Daniel Craig thinks that those who see Bond as the ultimate cool character have got him wrong, and thinks that a more true measure of 007 is the more emotional Bond we see in new movie 'Skyfall'.
According to STV the star said: "If you go back to the books, he's so conflicted and he actually does, he struggles with it. I mean, Fleming struggled with it. He tried to kill him off and he got angry with it; he got annoyed with the character.”
The seventh man to play the agent added of the Bond we'll see in 'Skyfall', “We haven't tried to self-consciously make him more emotional, it's just the story we're telling is an emotional story. That's the one we're involved with.
“I don't try to humanise him in any way, I just think the deal is to try and make him as real as possible within the structure of a Bond movie – because that's what it is, we can't ever forget that. And to make it as engaging as we possibly can."
Yet anyone who thinks Bond will be crying into his Dry Martini, sorry Heineken, at the expense of the Bond we know and love won't be proved correct, according to Craig.
With it being 50 years since 007 hit screens, there are some significant nods to Bond history in the movie, and Craig revealed that this was part of a plan to delight the audience, saying: "They're kind of there for the audience, mainly they're there because we think they're cool, they're part of what makes a Bond movie a Bond movie.
“Without them, you know… I know that we did Casino, Quantum, we arced away from that for a reason, so we could reclaim them – and that's what we try to do in this movie."
So Bond might be shaken, but fans should be rest assured that he won't be stirred come October 26 and the release of 'Skyfall'.
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