quote by Ian Fleming

Writing about 2,000 words in three hours every morning, 'Casino Royale' dutifully produced itself. I wrote nothing and made no corrections until the book was finished. If I had looked back at what I had written the day before I might have despaired.

— Ian Fleming

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Casino Royale was the first Bond book that Ian Fleming ever wrote. And he couldn't get anybody to touch it, to publish it - he couldn't do anything about it at all. Nobody wanted to know.

A dry martini,' he said. 'One. In a deep champagne goblet.' ... Just a moment. Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon-peel. Got it?

At gambling, the deadly sin is to mistake bad play for bad luck.

I didn't want to do 'Casino Royale' when they told me to audition.

I said no. Then they sent me the script, and I thought it was actually very interesting - and I had no other work at the time.

Luck in all its moods had to be loved and not feared.

Bond saw luck as a woman, to be softly wooed or brutally ravaged, never pandered to or pursued.

I really enjoyed Casino Royale because suddenly something changed with this modernity and with Daniel bringing life to James Bond in a very new way.

The good thing about this Casino Royale thing, that I hope and pray, is that I'll have more opportunities. That roles will come up to me rather than going to the auditions. But I still have a lot of things to prove. I haven't, I think, shown all my talent.

I rehearsed it a lot underwater with a mouthpiece for Casino Royale and not freaking out, because you can't see a thing. It's like being in a really bad nightmare. I've never seen somebody drown, but I really swallowed water. It was like choreography. It was very emotional. I was crying underwater at one point.

I was cast last minute for Casino Royale.

They asked me to fly to Prague. I liked the script very much. I flew to Prague and did a bit of an audition. I was really focused and stressed out. And Daniel Craig was there. He was very, very blonde, like a Steve McQueen. He's moving a lot in real life. He's quite nervous. He was very lovely, very patient, and really connecting with me when we did the screen test.

I've been a fan of Mads since the “Casino Royale” movie.

I really sat up and paid attention to him. I was like, “Who is this motherf**ker?” Even his work in something as sort of popcorn as “Clash of the Titans,” he brings a kind of danger and reality and he grounds it in such a way that you think, yes, I'm good to work with this guy. I should come back, just stay behind him. (Laughs) Our working relationship has been fantastic.

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