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.
Whoever’s in charge of updating the “accident free for ___ days” sign in the break room at the Bond 25 studio has been getting a workout. They can go ahead and erase that 17 and set it back to zero. Last month Bond de jour Daniel Craig injured his ankle on set in Jamaica, requiring minor surgery and a 2-week production stoppage. Now, according to The Sun, an onset “controlled” explosion at Pinewood Studios caused some major damage and injured a crew member. Thankfully their injuries were only minor, but there are now major whispers that the production is cursed. Could it be that Freddie Mercury isn’t done vexing Rami Malek just yet, and followed him to his new place of business?
Rami Malek already proved he can tackle the role of an unsettling super villain when he did that “I’m a Fan” spot for Mandarin Oriental. Now it’s been confirmed that Rami might just be an unsettling super villain, for real. The full cast for the upcoming Bond 25, which is directed by super snack Cary Fukunaga, and produced by superfood Barbara Broccoli, was revealed today in a special live event. Rami wasn’t able to make the trip to Jamaica where the event took place and was filmed from the house where Ian Fleming wrote all the Bond books. But he did send in sinister video message that might have been done in character as his as-of-yet unnamed Bond foiling baddie.
At the Golden Globes last night, the 007 pot was stirred. No, that doesn’t mean Pussygalore was there. Current James Bond, Daniel Craig, was there supporting his nominated wife, Rachel Weisz. Source of many a-nethers tingle and potential future James Bond and Pussygalore of a different variety, Idris Elba, was also there, and he used his Instagram to make people remember he could be coming for Danny Boy’s job!
On Sunday, Piers Morgan came for Daniel Craig for wearing his six-week-old daughter in a baby carrier (or “papoose” as they say in the UK). Obviously a whole lot of people have had a problem with Piers’ stance on the matter, and they’ve called him out justly. But sometimes simply calling out a troll on Twitter isn’t enough, and that’s when Piers received some real-life comeuppance for his stupid opinions by way of a cream-filled pie to the face on live television.
Don’t expect the makers of 007 to pull an Ocean’s 11 stunt and someday introduce James Bond’s sister Jane Bond and the Bond “guy” Dick Matized. When Daniel Craig originally said he’d rather slit his wrists than play James Bond again (how upbeat!), a lot of people thought it was time to shake things up and bring in someone who would be different (and actually want the job). There was chatter of Idris Elba to heap giant piles of sexy onto the role, and some even said it was time to give the role to a woman. Sticks in the mud freaked the F over the idea of a black or a lady Bond. Barbara Broccoli, the executive producer of the franchise, has weighed in saying Dame Judi Dench will be the closest a woman gets her paws on the title of Bond.