Daniel Craig, 37, the British actor signed to be the next James Bond, recently admitted to his film bosses that he doesn't know how to play poker, said British newspaper The Sun. Craig is currently filming scenes for the November 2006 Bond film "Casino Royale" which features a pivotal gambling scene where Bond displays his prowess at the poker table.
Following Craig's surprising revelation, producers of the film flew U.K. poker pro and director of the European Poker Tour (EPT) John Duthie to Craig's Berlin hotel to teach him the basics of the game before filming of the scene began.
According to a source of The Sun, "Daniel could not play cards - it was so funny. It is a critical part of the film, where Bond shows how cool a customer he is...Everyone at the hotel has been laughing about a Bond who can't play cards."
The source also said that "It was frustratingly ridiculous how long it took to teach the cast how to play or behave at a poker table."
In the scene, Bond must bluff his arch villain out of his entire fortune during an intense poker game.