Daniel Craig reveals he wasn’t allowed to drive James Bond’s iconic Aston Martin during chase scenes

Daniel Craig reveals he wasn’t allowed to drive James Bond’s iconic Aston Martin DB5 during high-speed chase scenes over safety fears

The actor, 51, told Top Gear Magazine on Thursday that he couldn’t drive and act at the same time as it was seen to be too dangerous

Daniel’s stunt driver Mark Higgins would take his place while filming high speed chase scenes, but the Knives Out star was ‘allowed to donut the DB5 in Matera’Higgins revealed that everything ‘done is for real’ and said ‘the environment we were driving in was very, very restricted and very, very tight’Despite the precautions, Daniel’s time on set wasn’t without pain as he suffered a nasty ankle injury while filming a separate chase sequence in Jamaica last yearThe actor underwent an operation followed by two weeks of rehabilitation in May, causing major delays to the long awaited production 

James Bond is known for his love of fast cars, his most iconic being the Aston Martin.

But it appears Daniel Craig wasn’t allowed to drive the Aston Martin DB5 the whole time he shot his final film as 007, No Time To Die.

The actor, 51, told Top Gear Magazine on Thursday that he couldn’t drive and act at the same time as it was seen to be too dangerous, so his stunt driver Mark Higgins would take his place while filming high speed chase scenes.

For his safety: Daniel Craig revealed on Thursday that he wasn’t allowed to drive James Bond’s iconic Aston Martin DB5 during high-speed chase scenes over safety fears

Of why this was the case, Daniel explained: ‘You know we fake it, don’t you? We’re not allowed to do that any more, although I do go driving.

‘I was allowed to donut the DB5 in Matera, which was great.’

Higgins spoke with Esquire about getting behind the wheel for Daniel’s final Bond film, and revealed that everything ‘done is for real.’ 

‘I think a lot of these films are going away from CGI and trying to make it as real as possible,’ Higgins explained. ‘The environment we were driving in was very, very restricted and very, very tight. So it’s a difficult place to work in.’

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