Which Bond girl stands out for Daniel Craig?
October 16th, 2012
04:33 PM ET

Which Bond girl stands out for Daniel Craig?

It's understandably hard to choose a favorite "Bond girl" in the 50-year James Bond franchise, but there's one who holds a particularly special place in Daniel Craig's heart.

The current James Bond, who'll next be seen in November's "Skyfall," told CNN that he thinks "Diana Rigg is kind of my favorite."

The actress starred in 1969's "On Her Majesty's Secret Service," and "she’s just great in that movie," Craig went on. "I mean there have been many, but she stands out for me." (Funnily enough, Rigg also stands out for author John Cork, the co-writer of the "James Bond Encyclopedia" and "James Bond: The Legacy." Would you also consider Rigg a fave?)

But that's certainly not to discount the work of "Skyfall's" Bérénice Marlohe, or any members of the movie's cast, Craig continued.

"The cast is just stupendous, and we had some of the best people around ... We always said this, [director] Sam [Mendes] and I, we can always just pull the best people in the film. And it doesn’t always work - sometimes you gather the best people and the movie can be a mess, but Sam really guided this really well and got the best out of people. I’m just really proud of it."

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Craig's reportedly on board for two more Bond movies after "Skyfall," and it sounds like he's looking forward to them. As he told CNN, "I haven't tired of (playing Bond) yet, (and) I don't plan to be."

"I think if I’m getting bored with it, I’ve got to walk away," he continued. "But I think there are plenty of places to go. I think the first two movies I did, we told that story, and this is a new story (and)  it stands alone now. We can do what the hell we want now, you know, we can kind of take it back to those old Bond movies. ... Why not?”

Craig's "Skyfall" opens November 9.

soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. bandjammer

    The new Moneypenny is the hottest. Knock me out.

    November 13, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  2. bandjammer

    The new Moneypenny is the hottest. Knock me out.

    November 13, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  3. Brian Jud

    I think Diana Rigg has to be the favorite, being that she was the only "Mrs. Bond"

    November 13, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mal Reynolds

    Plenty O`tool. ( Lana Wood )
    Lana: "My names Plenty"
    Sean: "But of course you are"

    November 13, 2012 at 3:44 am | Report abuse |
  5. BD

    You people are crazy:

    Number 1: Honor Blackman (the reason we know what a bond girl is)
    Number 2: Claudine Auger
    Number 3: Ursula Andress

    Rigg is the "cool" pick since no one who isn't a serious Bond fan has seen IHMSS. She was great though but I wouldn't put her in the top 3.

    November 7, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  6. snomannn

    I have always loved Diana Rigg and she was faboo in her role. But, what I love the most, besides the entire James Bond franchise of movies, is the wonderful casting time after time. I never get tired of watching these films and have loved them all. Daniel Craig is an amazing James Bond. I can't wait for this Friday and I personally thank each and every "Bond girl and guy" for playing their part so well. I am going to miss the heck out of Judi Dench though....she really kicked it out of the park as "M".

    November 6, 2012 at 3:01 am | Report abuse |
  7. Brian Gerlach

    I don't think Dan really cares, knowing he goes home to Rachel every night.

    October 30, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. expat

    Eva green, hands down. The only Bond actress who is a genuine, big-screen talent. The byplay between Vesper and Bond was unprecedented and it was one of the most convincing onscreen romances I've ever seen in any genre. Incredible screen chemistry between Craig and Green.

    October 23, 2012 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  9. Rusty

    I was able to meet the very first Bond girl at an antique show when I found her sitting on my Drs1880 leather fainting couch. So Ursala Andress is probably my favorite. Mrs. Bond Dianna Rigg, still lives on in my heart as well. Classiest I would rank her.

    October 22, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  10. I know a secret...

    Javier Bardem's character Silva has no teeth, and the inside of his mouth is seriously destroyed, due to his surviving eating a cyanide pill years ago on a failed mission for M.

    October 17, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  11. mike

    Daniela Bianchi and Diana Riggs were my two all-time favorite Bond Girls... I think Eva Green is up there too.

    October 17, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Snarf

    I loved Izabella Scorupco (think this is the way it is written...) from GoldenEye.
    Natalia is still the one that leaves me wanting to be Bond, James Bond.

    October 17, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  13. mishy

    right here...you need me?

    October 17, 2012 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  14. Really?

    Michelle Yeoh.
    If you do not believe that, then you are ghey.

    October 17, 2012 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  15. T

    Rigg was hot in the film (wished Connery stayed for that one) and Halle Berry was amazing in Die Another Day

    October 17, 2012 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  16. Mike Wrathell

    Ursula Andress;

    October 17, 2012 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |
  17. Sir Dumpalot

    Interesting article. Now excuse me while I take a pooh of mammoth proportions.

    October 17, 2012 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  18. Julie

    Can't wait for next two!

    October 16, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Jane Panetta

    too skinny

    October 16, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Chuckle head

    Lets get ready for some bondage should be a rip!

    October 16, 2012 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |

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