Daniel Craig’s Support For Eva Green In Removing A Stripping Sequence In Casino Royale Highlights His Respect For Women And His Disdain For The Bond Girls Concept.
Daniel Craig, who is known for his role as James Bond, has been outspoken about his dislike for the Bond Girls concept. In his movies, he has expressed that the concept doesn’t exist. Craig’s distaste for objectifying Bond’s female counterparts was witnessed during his first stint as 007 when he stopped his co-star, Eva Green, from stripping down in Casino Royale.
Unlike most Bond Girls, Eva Green’s Vesper Lynd was not limited to her glamour. Her spin on the character was different from previous interpretations, and the actress did not even consider herself a Bond Girl. However, when she was asked to strip down for a scene, Green was uncomfortable with the idea. Craig would come to her aid and help her in getting the unwanted scene removed. Green said, “In the shower scene, you remember? They wanted me to strip down to my panties. We had a good fight about that. I used to go to Daniel and ask for his support. I’ve been nude in a film before and found it very troubling, so I was quite glad not to be in this film.”
Daniel Craig has previously voiced his opinion about his viewpoints regarding the character of James Bond. He doesn’t consider James Bond the perfect role model for the audience. Although he agrees that Bond is an interesting character, his attitude towards women in general is questionable, and Craig thinks that’s what makes him even more fascinating. Despite his issues with the Bond Girl concept, Craig did deliver an exceptional performance as 007 over his tenure as the character and cemented his place as one of the most iconic Bond.
Craig’s support for Green in removing the unwanted scene in Casino Royale shows his respect for women and their discomfort with the objectification of their bodies. Although he has had his issues with the Bond Girl concept, Craig has always delivered an outstanding performance as James Bond. Casino Royale, where this incident occurred, is available for streaming on HBO Max.