Daniel Craig: Bond Not So Emo In ‘SKYFALL’. Good. Plus! Pics.

Daniel Craig is flapping those sultry lips, dropping some info about Skyfall. The most encouraging detail he’s let fly out of those grizzled yet interestingly warm kissing-pistons is that Jimmy Bond ain’t going to be frowning so much in the next flick. Good!

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Last time we saw  James Bond  in 2008’s “Quantum of Solace,” the very direct sequel to “Casino Royale,”  the character was hardened and deeply emotionally wounded; attempting to seek revenge for the death of his lover, Vesper Lynd (Eva Green). But if Bond was a little emo previously, this time he’s had time to heal and isn’t so hurt anymore.

“He’s not so brokenhearted. He’s on the mend now,”  Daniel Craig  said in an  interview with MTV  about his Bond character  in the upcoming film in the 007 franchise, “Skyfall.” “We don’t want to do an angst-ridden piece.”

And as for the skeptics out there who were wary when  Sam Mendes  (“American Beauty”) — known for his dramatic, not action, chops — was announced as the director, Craig says Mendes understands the characters and the series as much as any other filmmaker who has taken on the franchise reins.  “He’s one of the biggest Bond fans around,” he said. “He’s not out to do an angst-ridden movie, some chamber piece about people’s emotions. It’s a Bond movie.  But we both agreed if we cast the film really well, which he did… we’d have something really rich and exciting to watch.”