Daniel Craig thought his audition for James Bond ‘Casino Royale’ was a joke

Daniel Craig admitted he thought his James Bond audition for Casino Royale was something of a joke.

Danial Craig first appeared as James Bond in the 2006 film, Casino royal. Serving as a reboot of the franchise, the film was both a critical and financial success, with many considering it the punch the series needed to enter the 21st century. Subsequent installments, however, were notable for their inconsistent quality.

Daniel Craig’s second James Bond, Quantum of comfort, was less well received than its predecessor and felt like a step back for the franchise. The third movie celestial fall was praised by fans and critics alike, becoming the highest-grossing installment in the entire franchise. The fourth movie Spectrum, would follow the path of Quantum of Comfort feeling like a disappointment. First reactions to Craig’s 5th and final Bond film, no time to die have been mostly positive, with most feeling it’s a fitting end to the actor’s tenure as the character. Yet once upon a time, Craig felt his Casino Royale the audition was a joke.

In a recent interview with The New York Times, Daniel Craig opened up about his James Bond audition. In it, he revealed that he thought he was only ready for the role of someone to say no to and half-expected to be one of the antagonists in the film:

“I was right in the mix – someone to fire. There you go, have a villain.

Here is the plot synopsis for no time to die:

Bond has left active service and is living a quiet life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA shows up asking for help. A mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond on the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, no time to die stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen, David Dencik and Dali Benssalah.

NOTo It’s time to die Now slated to hit US theaters on October 8, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of the franchise and be sure to subscribe to the Heroic Hollywood YouTube channel for more original video content!

Source: New York Times