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Candid chat: How Daniel Craig transformed his body into Bond, James Bond

Patrick Kolan / Interview by Yasmin Vought
Friday, November 16, 2012

In Sydney to attend the Australian premiere of Skyfall, star Daniel Craig sat down with TheFIX and told us exactly what it takes to become James Bond. As you'd imagine, those abs don't spring out of nowhere.

"It's an incredibly physical role," Daniel explained. "I don't walk through rooms — I run through rooms."

With that in mind, he and co-star Naomie Harris had a rigorous training regime.

"I had a great trainer," Daniel said. "He showed at me a lot — and I shout back!"

That regime also meant sacrificing cheeseburgers and beer but Daniel said he felt like it was a worthy trade-off. "Being ripped? Oh yeah—I hate it!" he joked.

Joining Daniel in Sydney is Naomie Harris, who plays a fellow MI6 agent, and that meant a lot of physical training for the British actress.

"I had a personal trainer who would take me out five days a week for two months," she recalled. "And that was before we even started!"

Fifty years on from Dr No, Bond has a few new tricks up his sleeve (and in his Aston Martin). He's braced for his biggest challenge yet but he still has time for a luscious lady or two and a dry martini.

This time, the seductive French-born Bérénice Marlohe embodies the ultimate "Bond girl". But unlike her co-stars, she didn't have to endure a gruelling fitness schedule.

"I am really into food," Bérénice admitted. "They created my dress months before [the filming], so I would just force myself to run — to train — just for myself!"

Make sure to check out the rest of this candid interview in the video above.

Skyfall is in Australian cinemas from November 22. Check out our full review at MovieFIX.

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