James Bond casting director felt sorry for Daniel Craig after backlash
Debbie McWilliams, the casting director for James Bond, has said that she still feels terrible for Daniel Craig, who has faced criticism since his confirmation as the next Bond 15 years ago.
Debbie McWilliams, the casting director for James Bond, has said that she still feels terrible for Daniel Craig, the star of the long-awaited 007 sequels No Time To Die, who has faced criticism since his confirmation as the next Bond 15 years ago.
Debbi Williams shuts ridiculous claims about Daniel Craig
In an interview with a news portal, McWilliams stated she “felt sad for Craig” when his casting announcement drew much criticism. The press reaction was “unbelievably negative,” according to the casting director after critics claimed Craig’s shorter 5’10” stature, blond hair, and athletic ability led some to believe he couldn’t live up to the legendary role.
People have questioned if he can fill Brosnan’s renowned Bond role. The amount of criticism was so intense that some even said he couldn’t walk and talk, couldn’t run, couldn’t drive a car correctly, and other ridiculous claims. Debbie McWilliams said Daniel Craig, on the other hand, after 15 years has successfully proved to audiences that he’s more than capable of playing Bond. She added he has played so well that his shoes will be hard to fill for other actors.
Craig’s last venture as 007
For almost three decades, McWilliams has established herself as a modest but pivotal player in the James Bond franchise. McWilliams was the casting director responsible for bringing in great performers Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan to play Bond. And with No Time To Die being Daniel Craig final performance as the savvy MI6 agent, the question of who McWilliams will scout to be Hollywood’s next Bond is sure to send the rumor mill into overdrive.
Following a six-year gap, “No Time to Die” is the 25th James Bond film. The film “Spectre,” which came out in 2015, was the final instalment in the James Bond franchise. The six-year wait is finally over, and we can’t wait to witness James Bond’s magic unfold once more.