The 54-year-old actor additionally paid tribute to the late royal, “She leaves an incomparable legacy and will probably be profoundly missed.”
After the Royal Household introduced the loss of life of Britain’s longest-reigning Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday at age 96, a lot of her numerous popular culture moments have resurfaced to rejoice her affect.
One standout look is the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Summer season Olympics the place she filmed a three-minute movie to be performed forward of the published with Daniel Craig as James Bond.
Within the skit, the 2 meet at Buckingham Palace and parachute out of a helicopter into the Olympic Stadium. Based on manufacturing stage supervisor Sam Hunter, the mission was stored beneath tight wraps with the Queen even holding it a secret from her household.
“The queen by no means informed her household she was doing it,” Hunter mentioned whereas celebrating the tenth anniversary of the second on BBC Radio 4’s The Reunion. “That was one of many stipulations, that she agreed to be a part of it. So, for those who really see when she comes and he or she takes her seat, you possibly can see her household go, ‘Ah, good one.'”
Upon the information of her passing, Craig expressed his condolences in a press release to Yahoo Leisure.
“I, like so many, was deeply saddened by the information in the present day and my ideas are with The Royal Household, these she beloved and all those that beloved her,” he mentioned. “She leaves an incomparable legacy and will probably be profoundly missed.”
Whereas showing on “The Late Present with Stephen Colbert” again in February, the “No Time to Die” star opened up about his relationship together with her Majesty and the dry humorousness she introduced whereas filming their sketch all these years in the past.
Craig revealed the monarch was “enjoyable” and “extremely recreation” throughout filming. “It wasn’t imagined to be humorous. It was imagined to be severe,” he mentioned.
“She was enjoyable, extremely recreation. We had a brief area of time and I used to be a bit grumpy because it was my break day and abruptly I’m on the Palace with the Queen at her non-public chamber,” Daniel recalled. “And she or he improvises a bit of bit. She was imagined to be sitting on the desk and he or she requested if she might write, so she pretended to jot down.”