Daniel Craig, Queen Elizabeth


It was certainly one of the most memorable moments of the Olympics' opening ceremony—the sight of Queen Elizabeth II jumping out of a helicopter and parachuting into the stadium after being escorted out of Buckingham Palace by Daniel Craig's James Bond.

Yeah, we know it really wasn't Her Majesty making that leap.

But what we didn't know was who was behind the spectacular stunt.

Until now, that is.

E! News caught up with Gary Connery, the queen's stunt double, in London on Monday to chat about the experience.

"It's all quite surreal," said Connery regarding all the attention the bit has garnered. "It really is quite indescribable."

Connery went on to explain how it was crucial that the "modesty of the queen" be kept intact while shooting the sequence.

"I had these bloomer-type things sewn into the costume because, at the time, we were trying to sell the idea that it was the queen," he said, noting that the opening ceremony's creative director, Danny Boyle, reminded him to "keep your legs together."

And while the queen got to share screen time with agent 007, Connery wasn't as fortunate.

"I didn't actually get to work with Daniel Craig," he said. "That was other shots that were done."

But hey, with a name like Connery, maybe he could play the super spy himself someday.

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