Actor Daniel Craig, who has played the British spy, codenamed 007 since 2006, admits that he cried after he first heard the theme song for the latest Bond film, “Skyfall.”
Songstress, Adele, sings the theme, also called “Skyfall.”
Craig told Yahoo that hearing the song for the first time filled him with emotion.
“I cried,” he said. “From the opening bars I knew immediately, then the voice kicked in and it was exactly what I'd wanted from the beginning.”
“This is the end, hold your breath and count to ten,” the song begins after a “Bond-esque” piano introduction.
“It just got better and better because it fitted the movie. In fact, the more of the movie we made, the more it fitted it,” Craig added.
The “Skyfall,” theme was released on Oct. 5, commemorating "Global James Bond Day,” as well as the 50th anniversary of the release of Dr. No, the first James Bond film.
Adele recorded the theme at London's Abbey Road Studio. It features a 77-piece orchestra.
The singer says she was apprehensive about writing and recording the theme for the iconic 23-film series.
"I was a little hesitant at first to be involved with the theme song for 'Skyfall,'" Adele said. "There's a lot of instant spotlight and pressure when it comes to a Bond song."
According to the Huffington Post, director Sam Mendes encouraged Adele to write "a personal song," and also advanced her a copy of the script for inspiration.
The song has done well since its release; debuting on U.S. charts at number 8, on U.K. at No. 2, and was No. 1 on several other European charts.
Adele’s album “21” has also seen a 10 percent increase in sales since the “Skyfall” release.
The film “Skyfall” releases in the U.K. on Oct. 26 and in the U.S. on Nov. 9.