WEB DESK: The actor Daniel Craig, aka James Bond, on Friday urged European leaders to “solve” the crisis of migrants hitting the continent.
“A tragedy is ongoing. It is up to European governments to act to address” the situation, told AFP the British comedian.
In the latest James Bond, “Spectrum”, the famous spy crosses borders in a wink as he is monitored by the Intelligence Service and that his passport was withdrawn.
But in reality, illegally enter the UK has become increasingly difficult and thousands of migrants crammed near the port of Calais, desperate to cross the English Channel. At least fifteen of them have died since June
“A spy film will not solve the issue,” added Daniel Craig. “People do not think of James Bond when fighting to cross the Mediterranean with their families, it is even the least of their concern,” added the actor who, ironically, was chosen by the British for gouvenement play in a tourism promotion campaign in Britain.
A large poster stating “Bond is Great Britain” (Bond’s Britain) was broadcast at the time of the movie, the 24th in the series launched six before the birth of Craig, aged 47.
Alos as “Spectrum” takes off at the box office British with some 24.5 million pounds cashed in three days, Craig seems to backtrack on its possible withdrawal from the series. He told the magazine Time Out that he would prefer “slashing the veins” rather than take over the role of the implacable MI6 agent.
The actor, who would have received £ 17 million for its participation in previous Bond “Skyfall”, told AFP that “he honestly did not know.”
“I’m not in crisis, in fact I have never been happier than now to make these films. The creative process has never been so good … Why should I retire? There are many tall tales in the press right now, the truth is that I do not know anything, “he said.
In “Spectrum”, Bond faces a formidable terrorist network. But it must also reckon with the resistance of Madeleine Swann, played by Léa Seydoux, who said at the film’s premiere in London: “I am not a Bond girl, just a blonde girl”.
This sentence was a sensation, Skyfall has been severely criticized by several media for his misogyny.
Craig, who is already dressed as a woman to denounce denounce sexism, says he called for strong female characters. “I want characters who may object to Bond, who can challenge him. Otherwise it’s very dull, just a male who dominates every scene,” he began. “If you want to attract actresses like Lea Seydoux and Monica Bellucci, we must offer them something worthwhile.”