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I blank my mind to escape fear: Craig

James Bond films are a high-octane action ride. And Daniel Craig, the 007, says he tries to blank his mind so that the fear doesn’t come in but also gets a kick out of the cuts.

‘There is not a lot of thought process while I am doing these scenes. I try to blank my mind so that the fear doesn’t come in. But I enjoy doing it because we work with so many people... Sometimes I get hurt. In this movie, I didn’t get anything too bad. A few bumps, scrapes, cuts and bruises... I get a kick out of it,’ said Craig in a group interview conducted through video conference from New York ahead of his latest film
Skyfall.

Having grown up watching James Bond movies, Craig made his debut as the suave spy with Casino Royale after replacing actor Pierce Brosnan. But becoming the super spy is an experience that is unexplainable, he said. ‘It’s one of those things in life which is unexplainable. I made no plan of being James Bond. So my life changed the day I met this lady [producer Barbara Broccoli] here. I thought she was joking’ added the actor.

Skyfall, he says, is an outcome of a lot of talented people coming together. ‘This was a chance to begin again, having Sam coming to direct the movie. Barbara and I have had conversations about this; we just wanted to get best people for the job. And with Sam directing it, the movie has grown and become something else. It’s not just a wonderful Bond movie, but a great movie. It’s not just my job to keep the film running, it’s my job to be the helmet and stand out in front,’ he said. The actor has confirmed that he would be working in two more Bond films. ‘We have signed two. I am very realistic about these things. Let’s see how this one goes, then we will see about the next two,’ he said. [IANS]
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