I feel proud `Bond` taught me to shoot: Wilde

Updated: Aug 16, 2011, 08:50 AM IST

London: Actress Olivia Wilde says she feels proud that Daniel Craig, the "James Bond" himself was her instructor and taught her how to shoot.

I was really excited about being the woman in the shadows in this movie, the kind of Clint Eastwood character. I never wanted to be a typical girl in a Western," contactmusic.com quoted her as saying.

"Daniel was actually the one who taught me how to fire a gun, which is really cool because I`ll always be able to tell people, `James Bond taught me how to shoot a gun`," she added.

Wilde, who portrays mysterious Ella Swenson in "Cowboys and Aliens" says despite number a stunts she felt safe when Craig was around.

"That was supposed to be done by my stunt double and we started out with a mechanical horse, but it was way too slow for our movie and so I ended up getting on a real horse. It was our stunt co-ordinator who convinced director Jon Favreau to let me do it. He said I could pull it off, which made me very proud and I felt safe because Daniel was riding next to me," she said.

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