Daniel Craig’s James Bond co-star Darwin Shaw has revealed how the 007 actor was adrenaline pumped on his first day of filming.
In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, Shaw said Craig was so enthusiastic when they filmed Casino Royale that his kicks and punches during the fight scenes were real.
Shaw, portrayed as Terrorist Fisher – Bond’s first murder, praised the intensity, steel, focus and ethics of Craig’s 18-hour job while being “kind, caring and cool” to his fellow students. casting and his team.
Retrospective: Daniel Craig’s James Bond co-star Darwin Shaw revealed how the 007 actor was adrenaline pumped on his first day of filming when he punched Shaw with a closed fist on the head
Recalling how Craig punched straight across the forehead during their fierce fight scene as they pushed to make the fight look genuine, he laughed: “The first takes went well, but they insisted that it looks more real.
“So we shot one where Daniel would throw the punch closer to my face and be more violent.” It happened in a millisecond and as his fist stepped forward Daniel clocked me right on the forehead.
“We kept going, because it was all part of the rough and tumble. And nobody really noticed, just Daniel and me. He came over and patted me “sorry for this mate” on the shoulder. It was a nice gesture, but the fans know my reaction is real.
“It wasn’t his fault, my body was probably out of the right ten degree position which allowed that contact. Stunts like this have to be totally in sync, but with the adrenaline rush, I didn’t feel anything.
The Real Deal: In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, Shaw said Craig was so enthusiastic when they filmed Casino Royale that his kicks and punches during the fight scenes were real.
Craig’s adrenaline also skyrocketed as a karate kick into a plastic trash can saw Shaw’s double stuntman Glenn Foster take a boot to the face.
“It’s about Daniel’s power and energy levels. he stayed in the final cut. It was pretty vicious, but for an athlete like Glenn he didn’t even seem to feel it.
As the fight streak intensified with Bond punching Fisher on a urinal, Shaw was inspired by the physique and the excitement on set.
“We had rehearsed, but it was difficult to achieve. It was a three second shot, still looks like yesterday, where I thought I had to do it even though it hurt so fucking bad.
Happy Memories: Shaw, portrayed as Terrorist Fisher – Bond’s First Murder, praised the intensity, steel, focus and ethics of Craig’s 18-hour workday while being “kind, caring and cool ”with his cast mates and his team
“Daniel twisted his arm seemingly hitting me, as I threw myself back hard, I poked my elbow in, smashing the urinal into pieces that collapsed next to me on the floor.
“There was a huge cheer that erupted from behind the camera. And I was like ‘I did something right!’ ‘
Fisher’s fate was then sealed with Bond grabbing his collar and drowning him in a basin filled with water.
Shaw insists Craig, famous for showing off his chiseled physique in blue swim shorts in the movie, was very strong.
“When you work with someone who is so torn and strong, you feel their power. “He was a lot taller than me and in amazing shape. It wasn’t about looking like Arnie, but about making him a reality of being a killing machine.
Craig was a world away from his off-set character.
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“I left a bottle of wine with a note in his trailer on the last day. As I walked away from the set, I suddenly saw someone running towards the car in the outside mirror – it was Daniel.
“He was screaming ‘stop, stop, stop’, I was so stunned and he hugs something like ‘hey thank you so much. I want to give this to you. ”And he handed me this nice bottle of Czech wine and a card.
“He had written, ‘No grudge Daniel. ”
“It was a lesson in how to be a leader, and how everyone counts, and in the case of Bond, it takes a city to make this production.
“Having the time and the thoughtfulness to make this gesture for a young actor, that tells you all about who Daniel is as a human being.”
Muscular: Shaw insists Craig, famous for showing off his chiseled physique in blue swim shorts in the film, was very strong
Shaw, who is leaving the franchise with No Time To Die, never doubted that the “Blonde Haired Bond” would become the all-time greatest actor in the role.
He often meets old relationships with Bond, but shared a fun meeting with Daniel at the Golden Globes three years ago.
“I entered the bathroom and Daniel was standing next to me peeing. It was the first time I had seen him, and I said, “Okay Daniel.
“It took him a minute to place me because it was so out of context. He laughed to be back in the bathroom, he said, “We have to stop doing this.” ‘
One of the best: Shaw, who is leaving the franchise with No Time To Die, never doubted that the “blond-haired Bond” would become the greatest actor of all time in the role
Shaw has parted ways with his latest project The Anti Viral Film Project – a global anthology of 24 stories that will be woven together to produce three feature films.
He says the AVFP films “will follow the course of the pandemic, from isolation to connection to emergence.” Each story represents a different global community against the background of the pandemic, but not the pandemic.
“There will be a cause related to each story that highlights one of the issues in this community. Our “Watch To Give Initiative” means that film sales will benefit the charities associated with that film. The remaining fifty percent goes to pay for the next movie – so that each community pays up front. Our goal is to provide mentorship and collaborations in countries. ‘
Of the 100 submissions for AVFB, 24 were selected with the first film Carl And The Janitor completed and The Last Ranger just finished in South Africa.
Producer Shaw’s The Last Ranger, shot over 5 days in Amakhala Wildlife Sanctuary, is a “poignant” half-hour film, likely to be developed into a full-length feature.
Dame Sheila Hancock is also on board for a short film Oasis, alongside Gonzalo Ramos, which will be shot once the finances are secured.
Carl And The Janitor is available at bingeable.net/msf and six-feet-films.com.