No Time To Die, Daniel Craig’s latest last turn as James Bond, finally rolls out to theaters across the globe next month. The cast is doing the talk show circuit to promote the film, and an anecdote Craig told on The Graham Norton Show is getting a lot of play online today (the clip is embedded above).
Discussing the injuries he’s sustained over his five film run as 007, Craig shared how he suffered a knee injury while shooting the train fight with Dave Bautista’s Mr. Hinx character in 2015’s Spectre. While finishing the scene with a brace after treatment, the English actor caught the former pro wrestler with a stiff shot to schnoz.
“I was out, and then we went back and we re-filmed it, and I had to film it with a brace on and we kind of - it was a struggle to do it. But, I broke his nose... I didn’t do it deliberately, it was a mistake. And it was so - like I said, he’s a big guy, professional wrestler, you really wouldn’t mess with him, and I threw this punch, I hit him on the nose and I heard this crack, and I went, ‘Oh God no!’ and ran away [laughs] cause I thought he was gonna come after me. And he was so sweet, and he literally just did something like this [mimics re-setting a broken nose] ‘Ah, it’s fine.’ He’s a lot tougher than I am, I’ll give you that.”
Just a professional storyteller spinning tales? Nope. Our man Big Dave has the proof.
His eyes were barely watering! That is tough.
Sadly, The Animal didn’t get to do too much as Mr. Hinx, so it’s hard to put him too high in the Bond villain power rankings. At least we’ll always have this story.