Talk about fiction becoming reality.
Mads Mikkelsen, who played James Bond's arch-nemesis Le Chiffre in the latest 007 installation Casino Royale is in a real-life poker quandary. Mikkelsen is being accused of taking part in an illegal poker tournament.
The trouble reportedly began in his home country of Denmark, where he participated in a high-stakes poker game that took place in Copenhagen's Club Dakota. It's been said that Mikkelsen even used a hand of 2 jacks, the same hand that his character used to defeat Bond in the movie.
But, just like in the movie, the actor may be on the losing side of the game because even if the game did not give out cash prizes, he could be made to pay a fine. According to reports, Club Dakota has broken licensing rules.
According to a source, Mikkelsen, along with other players involved in the game, are baffled that the police are taking the poker game seriously, considering that no money was involved.
"He only went to the tournament for fun. No one can believe the police are taking it seriously. It was a lighthearted cards game with no money involved. This is a total joke," The source was quoted as saying.
February 07, 2007