Press Trust of India
October 22, 2012 19:07 IST
Sam Mendes with Judi Dench and Daniel Craig.
"Skyfall" director Sam Mendes says
working with Daniel Craig, who plays James Bond in the
upcoming film, was challenging.
The 47-year-old filmmaker said that Craig knew the role
of James Bond inside out and was constantly giving his input
into scenes, reported Showbizspy.
"It was pretty feisty. He puts a 100 per cent of himself
into it. He doesn't leave anything at home. And he has
opinions about everything, which is as it should be," Mendes
"But it's very odd because I've never directed an actor
in a role which, in a sense, he knows better than I do. Here
it's like, 'Well he's played Bond already, so I'm the
newcomer'," he added.
Mendes said that his approach to directing the new 007
film was unorthodox and he wanted a small set so he could work
closely with his actors.
"Daniel walked on set on the first day, at Pinewood, and
went, 'This doesn't feel like a Bond movie.' It was much
smaller. I kept it small. I worked hard to keep it on a human
scale, for the actors," he said.