With the new era of 007 ready to reboot, looking for a new face for James Bond, producer Barbara Broccoli’s interviews often end up bringing up the past. Like when Amy Winehouse was supposed to compose the opening piece of Quantum of Solace: “It was a very sad and painful meeting”.
As for the upcoming 007 movies, since the departure of Daniel Craig the attention of the interviewers in the questions to the producer Barbara Broccoli she was and continues to be fully focused on the next face of James Bond. Old collaborators are also called into question: director Sam Mendes hopes for a female turn for 007, at least in directing, while Pierce Brosnan has said he is (and he’s not the only one) very little interested in the next Bond.
For once though, Broccoli didn’t focus on that in the new interview with Entertainment Weekly. conscious ofimportance of title tracks always different and always personalized in each Bond film – the last one created by Billie Eilish for No Time To Die – the masthead brought Broccoli back, in memory, to the times of Quantum of Solace. It was 2008 and among the most quoted to write and sing the piece had been thought of Amy Winehouse.
It was never known why the engagement was not hers, but the singer was already a victim of vortex of addictions which in 2011 would have led to her early death. Now, recalling that meeting, Broccoli seems to confirm this version: “That was a very very painful encounter, she wasn’t at her best and my heart was truly with her. She was very fragile emotionally, you can see how she could create such moving material, because she had such a depth of feeling and it was very, very tragic. What an incredible talentwhat an incredible voice, what an incredible person and how much, too much sadness”.