Bond star Daniel Craig was introduced to real-life spies to increase the authenticity of his acting in new 007 movie QUANTUM OF SOLACE.
The British actor took over the secret agent role from Pierce Brosnan in 2005, and was determined to take the beloved character in a more edgier direction than previous 007 actors.
So Craig met real spies and assassins on-set of his first Bond outing, Casino Royale, and read author Ian Fleming's original stories, to gather inspiration for the role
He tells Britain's Telegraph magazine, "You can see it in their (the spies') eyes. You know immediately, 'Oh, hello, he's a killer'. There's a look. These guys walk into a room and very subtly they check the perimeters for an exit. That's the sort of thing I wanted."
"Everything I brought to the character comers straight from Ian Fleming. I went back and read all the books and found that Bond's always in trouble. Bond's always fighting his inner demons."