Daniel Craig Says He'd Rather Slash His Wrists Than Make Another Bond Film Right Now
Just a few days ago, it was confirmed that Daniel Craig is contracted to play British super spy James Bond in one more film after this year's Spectre. But Craig certainly doesn't have any inclination to jump right into it, and in this interview with Time Out London, he has some choice words about playing the character again:
Can you imagine doing another Bond movie?
‘Now? I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists. No, not at the moment. Not at all. That’s fine. I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on.’
You want to move on from Bond for good?
‘I haven’t given it any thought. For at least a year or two, I just don’t want to think about it. I don’t know what the next step is. I’ve no idea. Not because I’m trying to be cagey. Who the fuck knows? At the moment, we’ve done it. I’m not in discussion with anybody about anything. If I did another Bond movie, it would only be for the money.’
Sounds like the words of an understandably tired guy. Doing big films like this can take a lot out of you. Apparently the studio was interested in filming the next movie back to back, but Craig put a stop to that:
Did you always plan to play Bond for a fourth time? It's been ten years now.
‘Well, I was contracted to do another one. That was all set up. But at the studio there was a real keenness to get it done as soon as possible. In fact, there was a conversation at one point that went: “Let’s film two movies back to back.” I just went: “You’re out of your fucking minds.” In the nicest possible way. They’re just too big.’
But my favorite response from his interview concerns who might play the suave secret agent after Craig hangs up the Walther PPK:
Do you care who plays Bond after you?
‘Look, I don’t give a fuck. 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.’