Retro Coolness: Watch a Rare Interview with Sean Connery Talking James Bond, Circa 1964

Retro Coolness: Watch a Rare Interview with Sean Connery Talking James Bond, Circa 1964

Feb 07, 2014

 

Here’s a 1964 video of Sean Connery being a babe and discussing his most famous role, Zed in Zardoz… wait. We mean, James Bond in Dr. No. The first film in the spy series hit the big screen in 1962, and Connery took to the camera to discuss his thoughts about the role. He seems all over the place during the interview, but praises the “refreshing” character, the color photography, and says stuff about “sexual fantasies” more than once, natch.

Connery states that he did read one of Ian Fleming’s novels before accepting the role of the gentleman gun for hire. He also notes that he added a lot of his own humor to the part. Then there’s a brief chat about Connery’s female audience, but his Scottish brogue distracted us, so you’ll have to watch the clip for yourself to hear what that's all about.

Bond was Connery’s break into cinema. Originally, Fleming didn’t want anything to do with the actor, claiming he was too brutish and didn’t have the sophistication to pull off the part. Director Terence Young helped polish the rough-around-the-edges actor. After seeing Connery in action, Fleming quickly changed his mind. Dig into a bit of Bond history and count the days until the next movie makes its way to theaters.

 


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