When you have been acting long enough, you will have plenty of stories to tell about successes and misfires when on a film set. James Bond himself, Daniel Craig (Knives Out), told a story of breaking his knee and breaking Dave Bautista’s (Army of the Dead) nose while shooting Spectre.
Daniel Craig appeared on The Graham Norton Show (seen below) to promote his fifth and final outing as 007 with No Time to Die. When asked about the injuries he has had, he went into a story when shooting Spectre, the fourth film of the franchise. After weeks of training for the big train sequence, things got a bit hairy. The leading actor was getting tossed against a wall by the former wrestler turned Avenger, but it was a bit too gently (after all, this is acting and not a real deathmatch). Except, when Dave Bautista threw him for real, Craig immediately knew something was wrong the second he hit that wall, and his knee did not feel quite right.
After the knee injury, Daniel Craig recovered and was ready to get back into action. Maybe a bit too much as he ended up breaking Dave Bautista’s nose. The statement alone got a shocked reaction from his No Time to Die co-stars Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), Lea Seydoux (Spectre), and Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel). He threw a punch, which hit his co-star’s nose, and it made a cracking sound that got James Bond to run away in fear of breaking the nose of a large and intimidating figure. In reaction, the Marvel star told the leading man that it was fine and put his nose back into place, which also got a disgusted reaction from both his co-stars on the interview show.
Despite Dave Bautista injuring Daniel Craig and vice versa, the James Bond star had plenty of nice things to say about working with someone who is known as both a wrestler and action star in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He spoke about Bautista’s kindness and accommodation when rehearsing then shooting the intense scene together.
No Time to Die has been pushed back multiple times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Daniel Craig movie was one of the first major releases get delayed due to the virus. It was the warning sign that everything in the film industry would change for the foreseeable future and push streaming services to become more essential to distributing the latest and biggest movies.
The final outing as the spy for Daniel Craig is directed and co-written by Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective) with writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who both wrote the previous Craig-starring James Bond films: Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and Spectre.
Daniel Craig is met with a stacked cast to end his time with the iconic character with a bang. He is joined by Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ana de Armas (Knives Out), Ralph Fiennes (The King’s Man), Christopher Waltz (The French Dispatch), Ben Whishaw (Fargo), Jeffrey Wright (Westworld), and Naomie Harris (Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle).
The time for the final installment of the Daniel Craig franchise is almost here as it will release on October 8.