Sam Mendes: 'Skyfall Villain Is Full Of Surprises'
Bond director praises Javier Bardem as 007's latest nemesis...
Javier Bardem's performance as Bond's latest nemesis.
"It is larger than life in one respect but full of surprises," he told the magazine. "Never entirely, at any given moment, exactly what you think it is.
"Javier takes some risks. But he's an amazing actor and I think he gives you something you may consider to have been absent from Bond movies for a long time."
The director added: "Silva's up there with the greats for me, and that's why I worked very hard to persuade one of the great actors of the world to do it."
In the new issue of Daniel Craig also revealed why he loves the role so much.
He said: "When I'm doing the movie I'm totally single-minded. I keep my energy levels as high as I can all the time. I want to inspire, and be inspired.
"And I'm lucky enough to work with some incredible people with vast experience."
Daniel explained: "I was standing on top of a train in Turkey with this crew of people, I looked around and I thought, 'You know, this is the best place to be for an actor'.
"So I kind of give it all I've got, and then collapse for a while!"
Craig was recently described as "the best actor to play Bond" by former 007 Sir Roger Moore.
Skyfall hits cinemas on 26 October.