Director Marc Forestor on the Chile set of Quantum of Solace
IGN was a part of a small group of online sites who were invited to London last week to participate in series of special events leading up to the November 14 release of Quantum of Solace. The sites were there to represent the fans whom had submitted questions for Daniel Craig and director, Marc Forestor to answer:
IGN: Our first question from the readers of IGN is, “Since Quantum of Solace cannot have a love story involving Bond because Vesper is supposed to have been his first and only true love, what was the challenge in order to make this one a unique story like its predecessor?”
Marc Forster: I thought there’s this incredible opportunity here because we ended Casino Royale with Bond being at a very vulnerable state and he was sort of at a place where I felt one could really take advantage of and really pick up and sort of go a little further, a little deeper into the emotional ground of Bond. And I thought in the same time that it’s fascinating because you know… I created the character of Camille [played by Olga Kurylenko] as sort of a mirror image to Bond and a reflection of him. Basically, what I think is interesting about Bond — and I think also was a part of the sort of the success of Bond — is that Bond always kept mystery around him, and this mystery keeps you interested in the character.
In a sense I don’t think one ever wants Bond to talk openly about his emotional feelings. I think it wouldn’t be right because there’s still this hard shell of this tough man, but inside there’s a certain vulnerability. So I created Camille’s character sort of more to be a mirror image of Bond than to have a relationship or anything. So there’s definitely a sexual tension, but above it all it’s more like that she is very similar to Bond and speaks the words Bond sometimes would like to speak and through that we can feel sort of what Bond thinks, and I thought it would be a nice way to express that.
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