Daniel Craig The Golden Compass Interview

imgsrchttpwww.girl.com.augraphicsgoldencompass11.jpgalignleftvspace5hspace15h3CRAIGSETSCOMPASSTORELUCTANTFAMEh3byPaulFischerinLondon.brbrIfyoureDanielCraigithelpstohaveasenseofhumour.DressedinatailormadesuitandtieitwasasmilingDanielCraigwhoturnedupinaLondonhotelroomtotalkabouthisroleinthebigbudgetfantasyepicTheGoldenCompass.ButthesedaysheisbestknownworldwideasoneJamesBondandclearlyfindsthefameassociatedwiththeiconiccharactersomewhatbemusing.DanielCraiglaughinglyconcedesthatheavoidsfamebyhavingasenseofhumor.YouhavetowiththesethingsandIvejusttriedtoremainwhoIam.MylifehaschangedinthefactthatIdonthavethefreedomsIdidbeforebutIvealsogotahugeamountofotherfreedomsthathavecomealong.brbrThosefreedomsincludepickingpartsaretheantithesisofBond.IvecompletedafilmthisyearwithaclosefriendofminecalledFlashbacksofaFoolwhichhewroteaboutfiveorsixyearsagoandwevebeentryingtogetitofftheground.Iplayamoviestarwhogoesthroughahugechangeinhislifewhichmaybesoundsabitarrogantbutthestoryisaboutgrowingupwhatwelearnwhenwerechildrenandhowweareformedasadults.WeshotitinSouthAfricaanditsaverysimplestory.brbrimgsrchttpwww.girl.com.augraphicsgoldencompass13.jpgalignrightvspace5hspace15DanielCraighashadtodealwiththeBritishpressinparticularprobingDanielCraigspersonallifebutheisphilosophicalaboutthataspectofthisbusiness.IremainasprivateasIpossiblycanandthatreallyisveryimportanttome.IveneveractivelygonelookingforselfpromotionbecauseIdontdoitverywellsotheresanotherreasontonotdoit.IfImpromotingamovielikeGoldenCompassthenImtalkingaboutmywork.ImveryproudofthisIthinkthismovieworksreallywellanditsajoytodobutitsgotnothingtodowithmyprivatelife.Imnotstupidenoughtobelievethatthepresssinterestinmyprivatelifewouldnthappen.butIjusthavetofindmywayofdealingwithit.Imeanwhoknowswhatwillhappentomorrowbutatthemomentitsalright.brbrDanielCraigismoreinterestedintalkingabouthislatestmoviethefirstintheHisDarkMaterialstrilogyTheGoldenCompassinwhichabeardedDanielCraigassumestheroleofLordAsriel.DanielCraigsayshedidntthinkofthistrilogyoffilmsasbeingyetanotherfranchisebutIwasgenuinelysuchafanofthebooksthatwhenIheardthattheyweremakingitIthoughtIdliketodothisandgetinvolved.ImsuchabigPhillipPullmanfanaswellashisphilosophiesmoralsthewayhelooksattheworldandmostlythelessonsinthestories.Hedoeswhathedoesbrilliantlyasawriterinthathewriteschildrensstoriesbutwithmajoradultthemesandmajorideasaboutbeingagoodpersonandmakingtherightchoices.brbrDanielCraigsaysthatwhathelikedabouthischaracterwasthefactthathesabitofarevolutionaryandwantstobasicallymixeverythingup.DanielCraigadmitsthatheisnotsurprisedbyallofthecontroversyregardingthereligiousaspectsofthistrilogyofnovelsandthesubsequentfilmadaptation.IgetthatandIknowPhillipPullmanhasbeenveryvocalaboutit.FormeIdontthinkthestoryisantireligiousinanywayandIthinkwhattheyremoreagainstisthecontrolandmisuseofpowerthatanyorganizedreligionoranypoliticalorganizationalexerciseoverpeopletheyresupposedtoorepresent.ThemovieandthecharacterIplaysortofhavethisrevolutionaryideaofsplittingalloftheuniversesupsothatalltheseideasstartfloodingpeopleandthewholethinggetsturnedonitsheadsotheycanmoveon.IthinktheclassicthingisthemajorityofthepeoplewhoarecriticizingitprobablyhaventreadthebooksandtheyneedtoandImsuretheCatholicChurchwhichhassaidthisisanattackontheCatholicChurchcanhandle.brbrimgsrchttpwww.girl.com.augraphicsgoldencompass14.jpgalignleftvspace5hspace15ThestrikingthingaboutDanielCraigishissincerityaswellashissenseofhumour.Priortotakingonthemantleof007DanielCraigwasanactorgettingravesforanassortmentofBritishfilmsthatestablishedhimasoneofBritainsfinestnewgenerationactors.ItwasamidsuchacclaimthatJamesBondbeckonedandheadmitsthatinitiallyhewasverymuchagainstit.brbrWhatchangedhismindwasthescriptandthefactthatitseemedtomethatIwouldbeabletosortofdedicategetinvolvedwithandmakesomethingof.IvealwaysbeenaBondfanandIvealwayswantedthefilmstobegoodsowhenitcamealongandIreadthescriptIthoughttherewasgenuinelyanopportunitytomakeagoodmoviewithoneofthemostclassiciconfiguresinmovies.brbrDanielCraigsaysthatbecauseofthepossibilityoftheScreenActorsGuildgoingonstrikefromJulyhewouldhavetostartshootingthenextBondfilmprettymuchnow.ThewritersstrikedoesntaffectusbecausewehaveascriptascriptDanielCraigsayswhichisnotbasedonanyofFlemingsremainingwork.brbrTheresnothingleftasfarasIknow.ThefunnyisifyoureadtheFlemingswhichItrytoploughthroughoccasionallytheresanawfullotofstorylinesthathaveneverbeenusedbecauseobviouslythefilmsarebasedonthebookstherearestillideasthatwecansortofpluckfrom.DanielCraigsaysthatthestyleofthenextBondwillbeasclosetoCasinoRoyaleandwillremainfreefromthejokeystyleoffilmthatresonatedpostConnery.TheideaofhavingjokesinBondIdontthinkiscompletelywrongbutIthinkthejokestoneedtocomeoutoftension.ThereneedstobemomentsofhumorbecauseweveallbeensittingontheedgeofourseatbutIdontthinkyoushouldwritegagsinBond.ThisisdespitearecentinterviewinwhichDanielCraigsaidtherewouldbemorehumourinthenextone.IwaslyingDanielCraigsayslaughingly.IsaidyesitsgoingtobefunnybutIdontremembersayingthatbutifIdidImnotgoingtoshyawayfromthefacttheoccasionallythereshouldbehumor.Ijustdontlikewrittengags.ThatsnotthewayIveeverlikedworkingandIdonttthinkthatsfunnymyself.brbrimgsrchttpwww.girl.com.augraphicsgoldencompass12.jpgalignrightvspace5hspace15DanielCraigsaysthatdirectorMarcForsterwillbringauniqueperspectivetothefranchise.IfyoulookathiscurrentbodyofworkthatinitselfmakesmeveryexcitedbecausetheyaresuchadiverselookattheworldIdwantustohavethat.MarcisverysolidandthatformeiscruciallyimportantbecausethismovieneedstojumponfromCasinoRoyalandtakeitsomewhereelse.Marcistotallyinspiredandisreallyjustkeentogetstarted.TheactorsmileswhenaskedifhethinkstheBritishpresswillbecalmerforthenextmovie.Idontthinksono.Imeanmaybebutthethingisthepressureisnowoninaweirdway.BeforehandIwasgettingsomuchcriticismandIknewthatwehadsomethinggoodtodobutwehadamoviethatIknewdeepdownthatwhateverwouldhappenweweretomakeagoodfilmbecausewehadtosoItendednottoworryaboutthecriticism.Thethingisnowwevereallygottoturnoutthegoodsbecauseifwedontthentheywererightandthatcanthappen.brbrGivenstrikesandothercommitmentsDanielCraigistryingtofigureoutwhatlayaheadandofcoursehehasnoideawhetherthelasttwoDarkMaterialswillbefilmed.Itjustdependsonhowwellwedohere.Itrynottocountchickensbecausetheresnopointoryoudgocrazy.WereingoodshapeandImveryhappywiththewaythisisworkingout.IdlovetogetinvolvedwithitiftheydoanothermovieButItsnotmyjobtomakethatworkwhichiswhyIpaypeoplefortunestomakethathappen.brbrbrimgsrchttpwww.girl.com.augraphicsgoldencompass.jpgalignleftvspace5hspace15h3TheGoldenCompassh3StarringNicoleKidmanDakotaBlueRichardsSamElliottEvaGreenDanielCraigbrDirectorsChrisWeitzBobShayebrbrBasedonauthorPhilipPullmansbestsellingandawardwinningnovelTheGoldenCompasstellsthefirststoryinPullmansHisDarkMaterialstrilogy.TheGoldenCompassisanexcitingfantasyadventuresetinanalternativeworldwherepeoplessoulsmanifestthemselvesasanimalstalkingbearsfightwarsandGyptiansandwitchescoexist.AtthecenterofthestoryisLyraplayedbynewcomerDakotaBlueRichardsa12yearoldgirlwhostartsouttryingtorescueafriendwhosbeenkidnappedbyamysteriousorganizationknownastheGobblersandwindsuponanepicquesttosavenotonlyherworldbutoursaswell.brbrbrbrbOtherInterviewsbrbDakotaBlueRichardsTheGoldenCompassahrefhttpwww.girl.com.audakotabluerichardsthegoldencompassinterview.htmtargetblankwww.girl.com.audakotabluerichardsthegoldencompassinterview.htmabrNicoleKidmanTheGoldenCompassahrefhttpwww.femail.com.aunicolekidmanthegoldencompassinterview.htmtargetblankwww.femail.com.aunicolekidmanthegoldencompassinterview.htmabrbr


 



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