Daniel Craig returns as 007 in ”Skyfall” and is joined by a new cast of characters in the Bond franchise. Alicia Powell has more.
Daniel Craig returns as James Bond in the 23rd installment of the 007 series. “Skyfall” is Craig’s third time out as the British secret agent and while it isn’t any easier, he says it is more fun. SOUNDBITE: Daniel Craig, actor, saying (English): “It’s really rewarding, it’s still rewarding, I get a huge kick out of it. There is always a challenge and you kind of think you know what you’re doing and then you realize you don’t. So it’s kind of – it’s really rewarding.” In “Skyfall,” Bond’s allegiance to M, played by Dame Judi Dench, is challenged as her past comes back to haunt her. Dench explains how this film is different from those in the past. SOUNDBITE: Dame Judi Dench, actress, saying (English): “It’s perhaps a more personal story, that you see more of about the backgrounds of people and what has happened. Certainly a background of mistakes made and maybe regretted and covered up. And I think that that hasn’t been shown much before.” After turning down a past offer to play opposite Bond, Javier Bardem appears as the villain. SOUNDBITE: Javier Bardem, actor, saying (English): “I guess it’s about timing, you feel that now is the right time and also based on the material and based on many other things and then you go, ok, now it’s time for me. And of course it’s a great privilege to belong to a great James Bond movie.” This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Bond series, which Dench calls perfect timing. SOUNDBITE: Dame Judi Dench, actress, saying (English): “It’s wonderful that’s this has come out during a Jubilee year and the year of the games and everything, because it is very essentially British, kind of flying the flag.” “Skyfall” will hit theaters on November 9.More Series for You: