Royals Joins New Bond Film Cast for Glitzy London Premiere | Entertainment News
LONDON (AP) – The British royal family joined Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux and the cast of ‘No Time to Die’ on the red carpet for the world premiere of the new Bond film on Tuesday, a scintillating event that marked the release of the film after multiple delays caused by the pandemic.
The film, the 25th in the long series and Craig’s last outing as 007, was originally scheduled for release in April 2020.
Craig, who appeared on the Royal Albert Hall red carpet in a pink velvet tuxedo jacket, told reporters how relieved he was that the film was finally hitting theaters.
“A year ago it was just a dream. It didn’t look like we were going to get here. But we did and I’m just happy we’re here and able to celebrate with everyone, ”he said.
Seydoux echoed the sense of relief, saying, “It’s been such a crazy time for all of us. And now celebrating, you know, with this movie, coming together. And that’s awesome. I’m really happy.”
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Craig, 53, has played the suave secret agent in five films, starting with “Casino Royale” in 2006.
When asked how he felt saying goodbye to the role, he replied, “I’m fine. I’m really good at it. As to who would be his successor, he just joked, “It’s not my problem.
Prince Charles, his wife Camilla, Prince William and his wife Kate the Duchess of Cambridge made a rare joint appearance at the premiere, and Kate stole the show with a sparkling gold cape dress from designer Jenny Peckham.
Actor Rami Malek, who joins the franchise as villainous Safin, then met the royal family. He was joined by Lashana Lynch, who plays the first black female agent Nomi, and Naomie Harris, who returns as Moneypenny.
Healthcare workers and members of the British armed forces were among the guests at Tuesday’s premiere in thanks for their work during the pandemic.
The film will be released in UK cinemas on September 30.
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