BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 21: Daniel Craig attends Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation's 2022 Pioneer Dinner Honoring Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson at The Beverly Hilton on September 21, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images,)
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Daniel Craig Has No Hard Feelings About His Casino Royale Casting Controversy
Everyone has a favorite James Bond, and while having favorites is fun, it can also be the cause of fierce loyalty that gives way to intense debates (usually on the Internet). No 007 knows this better than Daniel Craig. His casting proved controversial, but as it turns out, Craig is pretty okay with all the skeptics.
The biggest complaints Craig faced mostly boiled down to his looks (too blond, too blue-eyed). Craig touched on these criticisms as well. "There was nothing I could really do," he pointed out, adding, "All I could do was make a good movie, or attempt to make a good movie and say, 'There you go.'”
Today, Craig's portrayal as the secret agent is one of the franchise's best, so it's crazy to think that such a large portion of Bond fans initially had their doubts. Still, Craig is largely sympathetic, stating, "I grew up watching Bond. So I couldn't criticize other people for having passions about it."