Daniel Craig’s Bond Villain Actor Opens Up About Performance Disappointment
- Andrew Scott admits he wasn’t satisfied with his performance as the villain C in Spectre.
- Scott says he’s interested in exploring more ambiguous characters and isn’t looking to play another antagonistic role.
- Scott was cast as C, but his performance in the film is overshadowed. Christoph Waltz plays Blofeld. Fans wonder if Scott could have done more to stand out.
Andrew Scott discusses his role as C in the 2015 James Bond film The Spectre. He explains why his villainous performance didn’t live up to its full potential. He is best known as the Irish actor who played Moriarty on BBC Sherlock, The Hot Priest in Fleabag, Pride, His Dark Materials, 1917, and His Dark Materials. C (Max Denbigh) is a member in Spectre of the villainous organization that has the same name. He plans to take control of a variety of intelligence agencies and use them to monitor the world.
Scott has revealed his thoughts on why he didn’t perform up to expectations in . Craig’s James Bond is over, and now the franchise will move forward. Scott has played many villains, but he admitted that after reflecting upon what he wants to do in his career, he was not keen to play another antagonistic role. He stated he’d like to explore more complex roles. Scott’s answer is below.
It’s definitely not something I want to revisit. Since I have a better understanding of who I am, the kind of work I enjoy is in more grey areas. It’s possible that I wasn’t thinking… or maybe I was not that good at it.
Is Andrew Scott’s SpectreVillain role overshadowed by other roles?
Scott, who made his quiet debut in Sherlockseason 1, “The Great Game”, was a surprise revelation as the true Moriarty. He also committed a series of crimes in which Benedict Cumberbatch played Holmes, leading to a season-ending cliffhanger. His ability to change between unhinged taunting, playing with menace, and intimidating menace at whim left viewers captivated. The character, who took his life in order to defeat Sherlock in Season 2, was still felt by the audience in subsequent seasons. Flashbacks and clues about his possible survival kept them wanting more. Scott’s casting as a James Bond antagonist left the audience eager to watch him steal the show as 007’s new foe.
Despite the excitement surrounding the film, it soon became apparent that Scott’s C wasn’t the main villain. After the legal battles involving the Spectre in the James Bond series concluded in 2013, Christoph Waltz played Blofeld. Waltz, Bond’s most recognizable and much-parodied adversary, returned to the franchise, and a larger retconning was done of both his and SPECTRE roles from previous Craig films. Waltz took centre stage, as C acted more as a competitor to Ralph Fiennes M.
Scott’s antagonistic role in Spectre may have been overshadowed by Blofeld, but he is still an actor that can captivate as well as frighten audiences. Scott is looking for roles to challenge him and keep him interested, as he has already done James Bond, and Holmes. Many fans wonder whether Scott would have been more memorable if he had played a central role in Craig’s penultimate Bond film.
Cast:Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Monica Bellucci, Christoph Waltz, Daniel Craig, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista
Genres:Thriller, Action, Adventure
Writers:John Logan, Robert Wade, Neal Purvis
Summary:Daniel Craig returns as James Bond in the 24th installment in the long-running action franchise. While M (Fiennes) endures a political battle to keep MI-6 alive, Bond investigates a sinister terrorist organization and peels back many layers to reveal the horrible truth behind SPECTRE.
Sequel(s):No Time to Die
prequel(s):Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall