No Time To Die: Behind the Scenes & Facts

Here is a list of behind-the-scenes photos and facts about the movie No Time To Die

The Motorcycle Stunt Was The Hardest Stunt In The Movie

According to stunt coordinator Lee Morrison, it was the hardest stunt to shoot in the whole movie, despite there being others much more intricate. The reason it was so difficult was that it was such a bumpy and slippery ride, as the roads in Matero, Italy, are paved with cobblestones. Morrison said it was the “worst [he] ever shot on.”

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The Director Had To Convince Craig To Shoot Long Takes

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Malek Forgot His Lines When He Saw Craig As Bond

That’s exactly what happened to Rami Malek, who plays the new villain, Lyutsifer Safin, in the movie. The actor told Graham Norton that he forgot his lines, saying, “‘Oh, this is because I’m looking straight at James Bond.’ I couldn’t handle it. It isn’t the first time this has happened, as it’s well-known that the same thing happened to Michael Caine in The Dark Knight, one of the many great behind-the-scenes facts about the trilogy. The first time he saw Heath Ledger as the Joker when he exits the elevator in the penthouse, the seasoned actor totally forgot to deliver his line.

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Lea Seydoux Didn’t Think She’d Be Asked To Return

Ana De Armas Went Through Serious Stunt Training

There have been 12 Bond girls in the Daniel Craig movies, but arguably the very best of them comes in the final movie, as Paloma (Ana de Armas) is a quirky CIA operative who has incredible skills in hand-to-hand combat and firearms. And the reason why the character is so believable is because of how much effort Armas put into training for the role. A behind-the-scenes No Time To Die clip shows Armas training with firearms including machine guns, and there’s another clip that shows her rigorous physical combat training too. That’s a huge commitment for a character who is only on screen for around 10 minutes.

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Ana De Armas Stunt Training For No Time To Die 😳💪

The Cast Helped Write Scenes During Filming

The Movie Originally Had A Different Twist

No Time To Die follows on from Spectre in a way that few other Bond follow-ups do, as it’s much more of a direct sequel given that Dr. Madeleine Swann is prominently featured. But Fukanaga wanted it to be even more connected to the 2015 movie. In Spectre, a needle is injected into Bond’s head where he’s supposed to forget everything. But Fukunaga’s original twist took this even further by having his escape in that movie, along with the first two acts of the new movie, to all be inside Bond’s head. It’s a surprise that Fukanaga still got the directing gig after pitching such a wacky and experimental idea.

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