James bond’s latest movie ‘No Time to Die’ finally premiered on Tuesday after multiple delays due to the pandemic. The movie is the 25th installment in the world-renowned Bond series. The film was originally scheduled to be released in April 2020.
Members of the British Royalty graced the red carpet at the glittery world premiere of what is Daniel Craig’s last film in the Bond franchise. Craig, who has played the role of the iconic secret agent in a total of five films, announced his departure from the franchise in 2019. He first took on the role in the franchise’s 2006 installment titled ‘Casino Royale’.
Craig adorned in a pink velvet dinner jacket for the red carpet at the Royal Albert, said that he was relieved that the film was finally making its way to cinemas.
“A year ago, this was just a dream. It didn’t look like we would get here. But we have and I’m just happy that we’re here and we can celebrate with everybody,” he said.
Seydoux the female lead in the movie expressed a similar sense of relief, saying, “It’s been such a crazy time for all of us. And now to celebrate, you know, with this film, to reunite. And it’s great. I’m really happy.”
While answering a question about bidding farewell to the character Craig said, “I’m good. I’m really good about it.” When inquired about the successor he simply joked, “Not my problem.”
Representing the British Royalty, Prince Charles, his wife Camilla, Prince William and his wife Kate the Duchess of Cambridge turned up at the glittering event in a rare joint appearance. Kate wearing a sparkling gold cape dress by designer Jenny Peckham became the talk of the night.
Playing the role of villain Safin, actor Rami Malek was also seen meet the royals. Lashana Lynch, who joined the cast as the first black female 00 agent Nomi, and Naomie Harris, who plays Moneypenny were also seen meeting with the royals.
Members of Britain’s armed forces and health care workers were among those invited to Tuesday’s premiere as a sign of gratitude for providing their services during the pandemic.
The film is all set to be released in cinemas across UK on September 30.