Daniel Craig Would Rather Do This to Himself Than Make Another Bond Movie
In a new interview with Time Out London, the 47-year-old actor, who’s played 007 in four films (Spectre opens next month), opens up about those famous
blue trunks abs from Casino Royale, Bond’s relationship with women, and whether or not he’d star in another Bond movie.
“Now? I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists,” Craig tells the magazine. “No, not at the moment. Not at all. That’s fine. I’m over at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on.”
Craig, who was under contract to film Spectre (and has reportedly signed on for a fifth), says a break from Bond is much needed.
“I don’t know what the next step is. I’ve no idea. Not because I’m trying to be cagey. Who the f*ck knows? At the moment, we’ve done it. I’m not in discussion with anybody about anything.”
Before you cry over the abs you may never see (in future Bond films) again, Craig says a paycheck would be the only reason for a fifth 007 film under his belt. (Studios: start saving).
Here are some other choice moments from his chat with Time Out:
On playing dress up (in suits, etc…) to look like Bond:
“It’s a drag. The best acting is when you’re not concerned about the surface. And Bond is the opposite of that. You have to be bothered about how you’re looking. It’s a struggle.”
On that famous scene of Craig emerging from the ocean with one of the most incredible set of abs in film history:
“That was a big accident, that particular shot. I was pretending to swim in shallow water and then I stood up and walked out of the water! I was pretending to be cool by swimming, I thought it looked stupid and stood up and I walked off — and that was the shot!”
On Bond’s ways with women:
“Bond still wants to have sex. I still think he wants to f*ck anything with a pulse. It’s about how the women change him. That, for me, is interesting.”
On Spectre’s last days of production:
“We went out there and blew shit up! We did stuff that felt like a Bond movie. It felt like a good way to finish.”
On what he craves after a long shoot:
“Literally, just have a holiday. It’s fair enough, no? I just want to switch my brain off.”
On all the contenders that have been named to play James Bond after Craig:
“Look, I don’t give a f*ck. Good luck to them! All I care about is that if I stop doing these things we’ve left it in a good place and people pick it up and make it better. Make it better, that’s all.”
Spectre hits theaters Nov. 6. Head to Time Out London for so much more.