|If you don't get bruised playing Bond, you're not doing it
properly. I had black eyes, I had cuts, I was bruised, I had
muscle strains, and I took a lot of painkillers. But it was
part of the job.
On his role as the new James Bond in movie
|I watched every single Bond movie three or four times, taking
in everything I could about how the character had been portrayed
in the past, then threw all that away once I started doing the
On preparing for role of James Bond in
movie 'Casino Royale'
|Sean Connery set and defined the character. He did something
extraordinary with that role. He was bad, sexy, animalistic
and stylist, and it is because of him I am here today. I wanted
Sean Connery's approval and he sent me message of support, which
meant a lot to me.
On how much he owed to Connery, the original
movie James Bond
|I didn't want to do a zoo show. I didn't want to do a study
of someone with mental illness. I just wanted to show someone
who was trying to live their life. Compared to you or I, he's
very sick, but he doesn't consider himself sick. This is his
life. Any voices or fantasies, he lives with. Those are his
everyday life things. The thing that worries him is socialising
- the things that worry us all.
On playing a character with schizophrenia
in movie 'Some Voices'
|I do know people that have stalkers and it's not nice
Some stalkers are quite benign, but finding someone in your
garden at three o'clock in the morning with a meat cleaver and
a hard-on can't be much fun.
|The subject matter is very tricky. It's about the Munich massacre
and what Mossad did afterwards with the assassination squads.
I think it's a turning point in history, especially for the
On Stephen Spielberg movie 'Munich', in
which he starred
|We agreed to do it when I was drunk at his house one night,
then on the day I had to have four large brandies - they didn't
touch the sides at all. People just got on with it though. It
didn't gather a crowd!
On playing nude scene in 'Some Voices.'