Over a month ago I was firing off about this very issue on this very blog. This is taken from TMZ ( I know) but people are finally waking up. This is just wrong!!!
Ex-James Bond OUTRAGED
Over Heineken Deal —
New 007’s a Sellout!!!
EXCLUSIVE 5/23/2012 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
They don’t make ’em like they used to — at least according to the guy who played James Bond in 1969, who’s pissed the new Bond film has axed 007’s signature martini … in favor of a corporate-sponsored beer.
If you don’t know … the people behind Daniel Craig‘s next Bond flick “Skyfall” closed a reported $45 million deal with Heineken — forcing the iconic character to drink beer in the movie, instead of a vodka martini … Bond’s famous drink of choice.
Bond orders the drink in practically every movie ever — just check the clip below from “The World Is Not Enough.”
Devoted Bond fans everywhere are pissed — a list that includes former James Bond actor George Lazenby, who played 007 in “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.”
Lazenby tells us, cutting the martini in favor of a Heiney breaks a sacred tradition — and to add insult to injury, “It’s not the best beer out there, either.”
Lazenby adds, it’s sad filmmakers will always “go where the money is.”
I mean, C’mon people, some things are sacred. Don’t get art confused with product placement, they are two very different things!