Sean Connerywho passed away on October 31, 2020, was known for playing James Bond in six movies. The role of secret agent 007 catapulted him to international fame and made him one of the most popular actors in the world.
However, it seems that the actor was never happy with the role because at some point in his life, according to what was collected by BolsaManía: “I have always hated fucking James Bond. If he went for me, he would have killed him!” he confessed.
The interpreter’s statements caused a stir and surprise among his fans because despite the fact that the 007 character was the one that served to catapult his career, the reality is that he never felt any kind of attachment to him. James Bond. Difficult to understand, especially for the legions of fans who still consider their version of the iconic agent to be the best ever.
In either case, even though James Bond It was not what I expected for the actor, the truth is that Sean Connery he was the actor who defined the role forever. His portrayal of James Bond is one of the most iconic in movie history. One way or another, it’s safe to say that 007 would have been very different without the Scottish performer and producer.
Sean Connery as James Bond, an iconic performance
Sean Connery played James Bond for the first time in the film Dr. No (1962). His portrayal was an immediate success, and the actor became the face of the secret agent.
Specifically, he played agent 007 in six more films: From Russia with love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), Diamonds for eternity (1971) and Only for your eyes (1981).
For many fans of the saga, his performance as James Bond was so iconic that he became the role model for all the actors who followed him in the role of the agent.
Conditions that Sean Connery put to play James Bond
According to what is collected in the book Some Kind of Hero by Matthew Field y Ajay Chowdhurywhich runs through the 007 agent franchise, Sean Connery He put two conditions to get into the role of James Bond. They stand out in a fragment of an interview with the actor himself.
“(Albert “Cubby”) Broccoli He called and said he had that Fleming movie and I might fit the part. He invited me, and after some more discussion, I told him that I would be interested as long as they added a little more humor to the story. I felt that was essential. He agreed,” the text reads.
Later it is detailed that the movie product told him: “’When can you take the test?’ I asked him: ‘What proof?’ He said: ‘A test for the film.’ I told him: ‘I’m sorry, but I’m not going to do tests. I already passed it. Take it or leave it, but no proof.'”