Posted by: 4pack | September 28, 2008

Daniel Craig Update: Performing Own Stunts Puts Reality Into 007

DANIEL CRAIG CONTINUES TO BE THE STANDARD BEARER AS #1 OGGIE ON THIS BLOGSITE…HE IS THE REAL DEAL AND DELIVERS THE CLASS AND THRILL THAT MAKES LIFE WORTH IT FITNESS AND SHAPE-WISE…HERE HE ANSWERS QUESTIONS ON STUNTS AND HIS BROKEN ARM:

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=48630

You’ve been compared to Steve McQueen because you prefer to do most of your own stunts, so how important do you think it is for actors to do their own stunts?
(holds up is arm in a sling) Very important. (Laughing)
How much pressure is there on you as an actor in this type of role to do your own stunts?

 

 

 

Craig: For me, there’s no pressure at all to do my own stunts. This is a longterm thing that needed fixing. (Referring to his arm) And this is my break, that’s why I’m having it fixed. I really enjoy it. There’s a tradition in movies

that goes back right to the beginning when these people turned up in Hollywood and said, “Can you fall off a horse?” I can fall off a horse. (laugh) You’re a star (laugh) and that there’s going to Buster Keaton to Chaplin to all those physical… Certainly I would be lying if I didn’t say that I used to watch those movies avidly as a child and sort of marvel at the fact that the camera never moved and the house fell down and they were at the top of a building and you were going, “My God it’s them!” There was no special effects and I can never get away from that in movies, however good the CGI is, however good the sort of double is, an audience knows, they just know. You either go with it or you don’t go with it and if you’re going with it, it’s because you’re enjoying the movie and it’s part of the process. If that moment you go “Oh, f*ck me, it’s them,” it’s just a little bit of extra excitement that you can add into a movie and I just I enjoy doing them you know. It’s part of why we’re doing action movies so the more that I can get involved, the more that I understand the process when you do it, and as you well know when you’re shooting an action sequence… God it can take… In one sequence in “Casino Royale” it took three months. Not with me there all the time but it was that’s it took because of second units shooting on it. So keeping your head going well where am I now, I mean I’m hanging here I was going there. So the more I’m involved with it the more I can hopefully put a reality into that situation, and I get a kick out of it.
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