Tell us about continuing the 007 story?
I’ve been incredibly fortunate that the way the past four movies have gone is that we’ve sort of had a through line and it seemed right that we should tie things up. We reintroduce a very old character into this movie and that seems a very appropriate thing to do but there’s no end here, there’s never an end to Bond.
Tell us about the appeal of your character, Bond?
The flaws in his character are the most interesting things to play and not being afraid to show weakness or at least be vulnerable at some point during the movie because otherwise it becomes a two dimensional character and I want to hold the audience’s attention all the way through from beginning to end.
Tell us about the cast and what their characters are like?
We’ve got some amazing actors in this film and they do wonderful things and for me the most entertaining thing when watching the film is Bond’s interaction with the characters that the other cast play, the consequences of that then becomes a shared experience. I hope the audience is rooting for everybody on the screen.
Tell us about the production team on this film?
We have stupendous crew members, people like Chris Corbould and Gary Powell who spend their days figuring out how genius and how exciting we can make these scenes. I sort of just turn up and say “where do you want me, how do you want me, how can I make this look good”, that for me is one of the biggest joys I get out of doing these films. I get to be it and do it and hang off buildings, it gets the heart going you know.
Tell us your thoughts on the opening sequence?
I know what went into making that scene, I was obviously involved with quite a lot of it, the first time I saw it I was massively proud, I was proud for everybody involved and I felt that if you’re going to start a Bond movie, that’s it, the rest of the movie I love as well don’t get me wrong but it is a great way to kick off a Bond movie.