Naomie Harris and Andrew Scott talk Spectre

SPECTRE star Naomie Harris talked with Big Issue about the upcoming movie this week.

Here’s what she said:

“I watched the Bond movies [growing up] and they were glamorous, sexy, romantic and exciting,” she says. “But I never watched a Bond movie and cried until I saw Casino Royale. That’s when I thought you could have all of those elements, plus you can touch people’s hearts and move them emotionally. That is something new. That is what Daniel brought. No other Bond brought that.”

Craig is the sixth film Bond – or seventh if you include David Niven in 1967’s Casino Royale, which wasn’t made by Eon Productions – so how long can they keep it going?

“We will keep making these movies as long as people want to come and see them,” says Broccoli. “So far we have gotten away with it. Let’s see how long it can last.”

You can find the whole interview, plus Barbara Broccoli’s words on SPECTRE, in this week’s Big Issue 

Andrew Scott, Denbigh in the new 007 outcome, talked with TV3.ie about his casting and Sam Smith’s Writing’s on the Wall.

Here’s what he said about SPECTRE title song:

“It took a few listens, but now I’m really into it,” he insisted to Britain’s Heat magazine. “It’s a more subtle Bond theme and all the more interesting for it.”

and about his casting:

“A couple of days later [after he talked with Sam Mendes] I got a call offering me the role,” Andrew said. “I did dance around a bit, I can’t lie. No. I wasn’t allowed to tell anyone for a while – just like all the things I do. I had to wait for the announcement event at Pinewood with the cast. I knew right from the start that it was a big number I had to keep secret.”

And last, about the first day of shooting:

“It was quite scary. I’ve been doing this stuff for a few years, but this was different. We shot on the set of the MI5 offices and I felt like I was stepping into Bond history. It was fairly intimidating to look around and think, ‘Wow, I’m in this rather than just watching.’”

Full article on TV3.ie

Monica Bellucci on SPECTRE and working with Daniel Craig

Italian actress Monica Bellucci talked with Telegraph about her role in the upcoming movie “SPECTRE”.

In particular she talked about working with Daniel Craig: “Daniel is so generous as an actor and a man, so I was never uncomfortable” she said talking about their intimate scenes in the movie, “When you have to do intimate scenes with someone, it’s so important for the chemistry to be there – because then it becomes more like a tango.”

She added. ”But I don’t think it’s a coincidence that a lot of roles I’m playing now are women coming out of the darkness into the light because feel that ageing has given me a new freedom.”
She also talked about the first time she was called from Sam Mendes, and what she thought about her role: ‘I thought they wanted me to play the new M. I really did but when Sam explained that he wanted ‘an adult woman to seduce Bond for the first time, I realised that this was going to be revolutionary. It is such a beautiful example to set for other actresses and other women.”

She continued talking about how she lives her age, and in particular her five-year-old daughter seeing her in a new simsuit and saying her “Mama, you’re explosifying!”. “They’ve told me so many things in my life” she said “but thtat was the biggest compliment I have ever received, and that’s not even a word!”

You can read the whole interview on The Telegraph.

And remember,

Orbis non Sufficit

New behind the scenes photos!

Ötztal Tourismus have released 16 new images from Spectre.
An assortment of official and behind-the-scenes images show characters and locations from the scenes filmed in the Austrian Alps, including previously unseen photos of Q and the villains’ Land Rover Defenders in action.

James Bond - SPECTRE

James Bond - SPECTRE

James Bond - SPECTRE

You can find all the photos here.

And always remember, Orbis non Sufficit.