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Is Bond Too Blond?

Posted by Jonathan On November - 1 - 2006

blondebondDaniel Craig

Favourite Bond: “Well, I can’t be led on that. I can say… Robert Shaw. [laughs] Another blond! Yes, I can say that. Because I’m Bond, so fuck off!”

Favourite Bond film: “From Russia With Love, with Robert Shaw.”

I’d never gamble… “No family members. You don’t sell your family off” But I fucking adore gambling…”

Is Bond too blond? “Oh, fuck off! I dunno!”

Mads Mikkelsen

Favourite Bond: Well… did like Roger Moore. But yeah, I like Sean. He’s elegant, he’s a gentlemen and he is tough.”

Favourite Bond film: “I go with the first one with Sean, Dr No, because that’s the one I remember best.”

Favourite Bond villain: “Well it’s got to be Jaws because he was just scary. He was actually a good guy in some of the films.”

I’d never gamble… “My old motorcycle. I got a 1937, I am sure I wouldn’t give that away.”

Is Bond too blond? “Whatever. They will shut up when they see this film.”

Eva Green

Favourite Bond: “Oh, Sean Connery! He looks quite mischievous about him. He has a sense of humour and he’s not too wet.

Favourite Bond film: “It’s terrible, I can’t tell you… Dr No… Goldfinger… I liked the one with Pussy Galore. But I don’t remember the plot. Pussy Galore. Women. Gold. Lesbian friends.”

Favourite Bond girl: “I remember Ursula Andress coming out of the sea. I like Pussy Galore – I remember her name. It’s funny.”

I’d never gamble… “A possession? No… I don’t know. It’d be more like a person! [laughs]”

Is Bond too blond? “For me, he’s not really blond. He doesn’t act like a blond person.”

Caterina Murino

Favourite Bond: “I think Sean Connery. A mixture between sexy man and gentleman.”

Favourite Bond film: “I think Goldfinger. I love the song and I remember the girl painted with gold.”

Favourite Bond girl: “I think Ursula Andress…Yeah, of course, everybody says that, I know!”

I’d never gamble… “I always set a limit. You don’t lose your pants before you leave…”

Is Bond too blond? “When I see Daniel come out from the water, I don’t think about the hair.”

Barbara Broccoli

Favourite Bond: “Oh, I can’t answer that…”

Favourite Bond film: “From Russia With Love is my favourite Sean; The Spy Who Loved Me for Roger; I liked The Living Daylights with Tim; and I liked GoldenEye with Pierce.”

I’d never gamble… “I would never risk ANYTHING on a poker table. Because I can’t play poker!”

Is Bond too blond? “WHAT? Is that what they’re saying? So what was Roger? That’s just amazing!”

Michael G Wilson

Favourite Bond: “Next question…”

Favourite Bond film: “I’d say the same as Barbara. Except I prefer Goldfinger.”

I’d never gamble… “Look, I’ve played with Daniel a couple of times. And when he goes all in, I wouldn’t call him. He’s pretty wily player.”

Is Bond too blond? “The first hero that Cubby ever had was Alan Ladd, the biggest actor in America. Nobody ever said a blond can’t be a hero.”

Martin Campbell

Favourite Bond: Oh, Connery undoubtedly. It always has been. It’s like your mother isn’t it? [laughs] He gave birth to Bond.

Favourite Bond film: I think From Russia With Love and Goldfinger are my two favourites. Marvellous villains and iconic moments. Goldfinger was probably the best villain of all and probably had the most iconic moment with the laser about to burn his balls off. Terrific.

I’d never gamble… “A major franchise.

Is Bond too blond? “Doesn’t worry me in the slightest. Doesn’t even occur to me. Anyway, Roger Moore didn’t have dark hair. He kind of had sandy coloured hair…”

Publication: Total Film

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