LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 16: (EDITOR'S NOTE: This image has been converted to black and white) Daniel Craig attends the "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery" European Premiere Closing Night Gala during the 66th BFI London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 16, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
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Daniel Craig Had To Run While Injured During One Of Skyfall's Best Scenes
James Bond sets have had historically bad luck: Roger Moore was hospitalized on day one of filming "Live and Let Die," Pierce Brosnan was injured in a "GoldenEye" fight, and Sean Connery was nearly killed by a helicopter pilot on the set of "From Russia With Love." On the set of "Skyfall," Daniel Craig ruptured his calf muscles, but still
shot a memorable scene.
In a tense, kinetic scene where Bond races to stop Silva, Bond has an intense look and a furrowed brow as he dashes for the villain. Director Sam Mendes revealed that Bond’s pained expression in the scene was due to Craig’s calf injuries, explaining, “[Daniel] had to run through quite a lot of pain."
Calf ruptures typically leave people "unable to walk pain free" and frequently require "surgery followed by a twelve-week rehabilitation program." The fact that Craig agreed to run in the scene despite rupturing his calves is truly a testament to how committed the blonde Bond was.