IT’S NO SECRET ON THIS BLOGSITE…DISCIPLINE AND “SERIOUSNESS OF PURPOSE” GO HAND IN HAND WITH SUCCESSFUL RESULTS…DANIEL CRAIG BRINGS EVERYTHING TO BOND, JAMES BOND DURING FILMING…WE THEREFORE USE HIM AS A PRIMARY EXAMPLE FOR OGGIES TO ATTAIN IDEAL SHAPE AND THE BENEFITS THEREIN…CAN’T WAIT FOR THE NEW “GQ” MAGAZINE COMING OUT THIS WEEK….
“…according to Craig, all Bond titles are essentially nonsense.
Asked if he agreed with fans who have laughed at the new name, Craig told GQ: “No, because I was involved in making the decision. Names were coming out, some ludicrous stuff was going back and forth – I can’t remember exactly, but you know the sort of thing: ‘The Blood On Your Face’. I knew I didn’t want ‘death’, ‘die’, ‘bleed’ or any of those things in the title.
“We had it written down on boards and we’d literally go and sit in rooms and stare at this title. If you look at ‘Q’s, they’re really weird in a title.
“As soon as it came out, people were saying, ‘Ooh, it sounds like Harry Potter.’ No, it’s Quantum of Solace. I was saying, ‘It’s a Bond title! The name of a Bond film is not about anything. Live And Let Die? Octopussy? What does it mean? It means very little. We’ve got nothing to worry about.”
Quantum of Solace was included in Fleming’s 1960 collection of short stories, For Your Eyes Only. The film’s makers have dispensed with the author’s original plot and retained only the name, which refers to “the smallest unit of compassion that two people can have”.
The 40-year-old actor also dismissed the idea of a ‘Curse of Bond’ despite a succession of accidents befalling the cast and crew of the latest 007 film.
Craig needed eight stitches in a face wound and lost a fingertip while performing his own stunts on the film, which is due for release in November.
More seriously, a stuntman was left fighting for his life when the Alfa Romeo 159 he was driving collided with a lorry during filming of the opening car chase sequence, while another stunt driver accidentally swerved into Italy’s Lake Garda, escaping injury but writing off a £134,000 Aston Martin DBS.
However, Craig has angrily rebuffed the notion that Quantum of Solace is cursed.
“The thing about the Curse of Bond is that it’s offensive, really. Let’s be honest,” he said. “There’s a risk to everything we do and we have literally the best people in the world who do this and every precaution is taken to minimise the risk, but there is a risk.”
The seriously injured stuntman, Aris Comninos, was airlifted to hospital and is making a good recovery. Craig said: “He was in a very bad way. We had a helicopter standing by with paramedics because that’s the way it works every time we do a sequence like that. And they literally saved his life.
“It was horrendous and the only thing that matters is that Aris is getting better. It knocked everybody, as you can well imagine. But taking my finger as part of a ‘curse’ – that’s offensive. This is what we do, this is what happens, but it gets magnified and completely taken out of context.”
Of his own injuries, he told GQ magazine: “It’s exactly what happens every time you do something like this. You get your finger trapped or your face split open… I had a boo-hoo, but it’s amazing how the human body can repair itself.” He joked: “I lost my fingerprint so I can now commit all sorts of crimes with that finger. I look forward to that.”
The full interview is in the new issue of GQ magazine, out Thursday.