"Quantum of Solace" star Daniel Craig revealed that it was a former 007, Pierce Brosnan, who convinced him to take on the role of James Bond.Craig tells Extra, “I sat next to him [Brosnan] at the BAFTAs…after dinner, after having enough to drink, I just went over [to him] and said, ‘Look, it’s not on the cards. It might be on the cards. If it were to be on the cards, what should I do?’ And he said, ‘Go for it. Just go for it. You’ve got to have a go at this.’”
Regarding his favorite Bond, Craig’s nod went to a Scot. “Sean Connery without a doubt. Nothing against Pierce and everyone else.”
Craig also tells “Extra” that his favorite Bond movie is “From Russia with Love…The best bad guy. You felt like Bond was in danger.”
When a question of marriage came up, Craig responded, “Why should it hurt the Bond image? It wouldn’t. I don’t think. And whether I’m going to get married, that’s between me and the person I’m going to get married to.”
“Extra’s” interview with Daniel Craig airs tomorrow, October 21st.