You know how in theater folklore when everyone in a play loses their shit if you say “Macbeth” out loud, because it supposedly causes bad luck demons to ruin the play? Someone must have triggered the James Bond equivalent of the “Macbeth” curse (maybe someone said “Pussy Galore?”) because that set is cursed! The set is now a LITERAL shit show seeing as they reportedly arrested a guy for planting a toilet camera in the women’s loo on the set.
The BBC reports that Thames Valley Police arrested an unnamed 49-year-old man for allegedly installing a camera in the women’s toilets at Pinewood Studios this week. The arrest came as a result of their investigation into a voyeurism accusation. The suspect is still in police custody.
A spokeswoman for Pinewood Studios said: “We take this issue very seriously. We have reported the incident to the police and are supporting them with their investigation.”
In cringey news, Prince Charles visited the set this week so it must have been truly royal when Chuck saw the cops and someone had to explain to him that they found a toilet cam. Then again, he wanted to be a tampon so he’s probably chill with freaky shit.
Rami Malek, who is playing the villain in Bond 25, has been trying to shut down rumors of a messy set. Us Weekly reports that, at a press event this week, Rami said the rumors of key Bond 25 scenes being rewritten because they can’t coordinate his schedule are “fabricated.”
“The key scenes is something that was fabricated,” the 38-year-old explained at a New York press event, Digital Spy reported on Friday, June 21. “But the thing is, Daniel was injured, so they are shooting what they can. I talked to Cary yesterday and the schedule has been altered.”
He did admit that shooting Bond and his show Mr. Robot at the same time has been “taxing.” And “Cary” is director Cary Fukunaga, who’s been dealing with a nerdy scandal of his own. Allegedly he’s been absent from the set a couple of times because he’s been too busy playing video games. I know Fortnite is addictive but this is a major motion picture, Cary. Fukunaga has denied the reports.
So let’s sum it up:
1. Toilet cam found.
2. Daniel Craig hurts his ankle, had to get surgery, filming was delayed.
4. High-profile director Danny Boyle quit. His replacement reportedly skips directing to play XBox.
5. Rami Malek’s schedule has also allegedly delayed filming as well as caused script rewrites.
7. They haven’t brought Grace Jones back as May Day.
Bond 25 is a mess! It hasn’t been this much of a mess since Timothy Dalton played Bond. It hasn’t been this much of a mess since they had that one random play Bond just one time! It’s a mess on par with that time Sean Connery played Bond posing as an Asian guy in yellowface. Wow, James Bond movies have always been messy, huh?