Daniel Craig, Sam Mendes, Ola Rapace, Bérénice Marlohe, Naomie Harris and producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli appeared at a press drive to promote the latest James Bond project.
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Director Mendes and leading star Craig spoke about filming in the city and the fond welcome they have received.
Mendes said: "We've had a wonderful time thus far, because it is the most magnificent place. The goal is in a relatively short sequence in the movie to try and capture the essence of the city in both its traditions but also its modernity.
Craig said: "It's my second time in Istanbul, I was here about 15 years ago. It's an honour to be here.
"Bond has a close relationship with Istanbul. The welcome we've received has been overwhelming."
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On working with current Bond girls Harris and Marlohe, he added: "We're privileged to have two actresses who have put their stamp on this film. It's been a joy working with both of them."
Sam Mendes recently revealed that Skyfall will see a more "depressed" James Bond.
Skyfall is due to be released on October 26 in the UK and November 9 in the US, starring Craig as James Bond and Dame Judi Dench as M alongside Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes.