Daniel Craig's Bond Mishaps Continue

Posted on February 22, 2006

The New York Daily News reports on the lastest Daniel Craig/James Bond fiasco: he can't drive the Aston Martin because he doesn't know how to drive a stick shift car.

The latest hitch on the set of Casino Royale, the new 007 flick, reportedly occurred when the star revealed he couldn't drive the super-suave superspy's trademark Aston Martin. Craig, 37, found himself shaken, not stirred, when he was confronted with a manual gearshift instead of an automatic, British newspapers said today.

Craig, the first blond Bond, got off to a rough start. His two front teeth were knocked out when a stunt went wrong during his first fight scene for "Casino Royale." Adding insult to injury, disgruntled Bond fans have launched a Web site - www.craignotbond.com - to protest Craig's casting as their hero. Apparently they feel the English actor just doesn't have the right stuff to follow in the footsteps of former Bonds Sean Connery, Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan - or even Timothy Dalton and George Lazenby.

Good Lord, what's next? He can't romance the lead because he doesn't know how to tango? He can't beat Le Chiffre because he doesn't know how to play Baccarat? Oh wait -- that's already happened: the writers are reportedly changing the game to Texas Hold 'Em, just as they'll probably have to write out the Aston Martin and write in a Ford Fiesta for him to drive. We know. It's just pathetic.

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