Daniel Craig isn't just sticking it to the Kardashians -- this time, he's turning the criticism on himself. In an interview with Time Out London, the 007 star spoke of the difficulties of making the last Bond movie, 'Quantum of Solace,' due to the Writer's Guild Strike of 2007/2008.
"On 'Quantum' we were f-cked," Craig told Time Out. "We had the bare bones of a script and then there was a writers' strike and there was nothing we could do. We couldn't employ a writer to finish it. I say to myself, 'Never again,' but who knows?"
Just when they thought all hope was lost, the resourceful Craig rolled up his sleeves and tried to save the day. "There was me trying to rewrite scenes – and a writer I am not."
With the next James Bond installment, 'Skyfall' shooting now, Craig made sure he would not fall victim to a shaky script. In addition to tweaking a sentence or two, he became more involved in the pre-production process and helped bring on 'American Beauty' director Sam Mendes to take over. "I said to him, 'We have to do this together, we have exactly the same reference points, we both like the same Bond movies and we both like the same bits in the same Bond movies we like.'"
Craig -- who is next seen in 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,' out on Dec. 23 -- will co-star in 'Skyfall' with Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Dame Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw. Filming now, the 23rd entry in the James Bond series is scheduled to hit theaters on Nov. 9, 2012.
[via Time Out London]
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