Craig’s incarnation of Bond has occasionally been accused of being a little too straight-faced, a man handier with his fists than he is with a witty quip. Whether or not you subscribe to that opinion (and for the record, we don’t), Craig is quick to reassure fans that humour plays an important role in the script for Skyfall.
“You have to have a script that has the bones of comedy,” says Craig. “Comedy in Bond films, for me, comes out of the situations people get into. They're exciting, and hopefully heart-stopping, and the comedy comes out of one-liners and things. When Sam [Mendes] came in, it was key for all of us that there's a lightness of touch in the writing that's not been as evident in the past two.”
“It's got those situations where you think, 'You could only see this in a Bond movie,'” adds producer Barbara Broccoli. “That's where the wit comes into it.”