(ANI): Daniel Craig says that he does not like being projected by
the media as a moody actor because this image almost cost him James
Bond's role in Casino Royale. The British actor says that
film bosses at MGM Studios had reservations about hiring him after
the press labelled him a "difficult" actor. Craig says that the
filmmakers were afraid that he would refuse to fulfil promotional
duties for Casino Royale.
"When I was making Bond (Casino Royale), the film company were
nervous that I wasn't going to any press, as that's my reputation
for some reason," Contactmusic quoted him as saying. The
39-year-old star, who is reprising Bond"s role in Quantum Of
Solace, insists that he is a friendly person. "I don't think
that's true, it's just lazy journalism; they want to paint me as
someone difficult. I think I'm quite nice, but maybe I'm
delusional. There is no point making Bond if you're not going to
sell it," he said.