Christoph Waltz, Dave Bautista and Lea Seydoux Talk ‘Spectre’ Casting

     October 5, 2015


With today being Global James Bond Day (it’s the anniversary of the theatrical release of Dr. No, the first James Bond film) Sony has allowed me to run more from my set visit. As you might remember, earlier this year, when the upcoming James Bond movie, Spectre, was filming in Mexico City, I got to visit the production as they were filming the massive opening set piece. Trust me, if you were nervous the upcoming Bond film would somehow disappoint, everything I saw and learned during my set visit makes me extremely confident that the sequel will be something special. For more on the film, here’s a description of the awesome-sounding opening chase sequence that will make up between 12 and 15 minutes of screen time!

While in Mexico City, I got to speak with Christoph Waltz (Oberhauser), Lea Seydoux (Madeleine Swann), and Dave Bautista (Mr. Hinx) about the Skyfall follow-up. Normally on a set visit the actors are willing to talk about their characters and reveal some of the secrets. But as you might expect on a James Bond film, everyone was afraid to spill any of the surprises. Since I knew going in they would be limited in what they would say, I decided to ask all of them one question: where and when they found out they’d be in Spectre. Here’s what they said:

Directed by Sam Mendes (Skyfall) and starring Daniel Craig as Bond, Spectre opens November 6th and also stars Ben Whishaw as Q, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Ralph Fiennes as M, Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra, and Stephanie Sigman as Estrella.

For more on Spectre, read or listen to my onset interview with producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson. You can also click here for all our previous coverage which includes images, trailers, and tons of other info.

Here’s the official synopsis for Spectre:

In SPECTRE, a cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.  Sam Mendes returns to direct SPECTRE, with Daniel Craig reprising his role as 007 for the fourth time. SPECTRE is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, from a script by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade.


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