The yacht management company of superyacht Regina, which appears in the hotly anticipated James Bond film Skyfall, has given SuperYacht World a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the on-board the shoot.
According to a representative from Pruva Yachting, the cabins, although not filmed, were used as dressing rooms and backstage areas for the cast. “The salon was turned into the bedroom of Bérénice Marlohe and one of the bathrooms was used for the shoot – as seen in the trailer, a love scene done in the shower!” says the representative. The sofa in the main salon was re-covered and the curtains replaced with a different colour, and props such as stools, mirrors and bar accessories were brought in. On the exterior decks, the sunbeds were turned red. The yacht was completely transformed, says the representative.
One night the crew prepared a last-minute Turkish meal on board for the film’s producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, production designer Dennis Gassner and star Daniel Craig, plus 16 guests, which proved very successful. The superyacht’s appearance was shot over eight days in Fethiye, Turkey.
The final verdict from the cast and crew was overwhelmingly positive. “Regina was really liked by Daniel and the other artists,” says the representative. “After shooting we had some charter requests from famous artists, such as Salma Hayek. We know that the yacht was suggested to her by Daniel Craig.” Producer Michael Wilson liked the yacht so much he returned to Bodrum to charter her with his family.
Captain Yusuf Karmaz, the only crew member to appear in the film, says: “It was the first time that myself and the crew have hosted a really big production team on board, with different and, sometimes, quite unusual demands. And though we had very busy days, it was amusingly interesting. The highlight was sailing at half speed, when the yacht was shot in her all grace and beauty both from the air, the side and on the decks. We feel very proud that the producers were satisfied with our job, and for us, it was a real pleasure to see one of the most professional filming teams in the world at work. It was definitely an unforgettable experience. We are all looking forward to the Skyfall premiere.”
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