Daniel Craig Wanted His Casino Royale Torture Scene to Be More Brutal and Insane

Daniel Craig Wanted His Casino Royale Torture Scene to Be More Brutal and Insane
2006's Casino Royale was not just the first James Bond film after Pierce Brosnan left the title role, but a dramatic reimagining of what the franchise means in the modern world. The film featured Daniel Craig in his star-making turn as a gritty new version of secret agent 007. Mads Mikkelsen, who played the lead villain Le Chiffre in the film, recently revealed in an interview with Vulture that he and Craig were very enthusiastic about showing the darker side of Bond's adventures, particularly during a scene where Le Chiffre is torturing 007.

"There were a few times when Daniel Craig and I went a little far at the table discussing what the scene might be able to do. It was a scene where I tortured him and he's stripped naked to the chair, which was kind of radical. We've never seen Bond naked, and we've never seen him that fragile, and
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