Belfast Telegraph

Another Bond movie? I'd rather slash my wrists, says Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig has said he would rather "slash my wrists" than do another James Bond film.

The star, who will reprise his role as the British spy for the fourth time in the forthcoming Spectre movie, told Time Out magazine he wanted to "move on" from the franchise.

But he added if he were to do another 007 film it would "only be for the money".

When asked whether he could imagine doing another Bond movie, he said: "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."

The 47-year-old star added he had not given "any thought" to what he would do next.

He said: "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 f*** 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."

As for potential his successor, Craig said his advice would be that they "embrace it".

"Don't be s***. You've got to step up. People do not make movies like this any more. This is really rare now. So don't be s***," he added.

Spectre reunites Craig with director Sam Mendes after 2012's Skyfall became the highest-grossing Bond film in history.

Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Rory Kinnear return for Spectre, alongside newcomers to the franchise such as Christoph Waltz, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista and Bond girls Lea Seydoux, Monica Bellucci and Stephanie Sigman.

Spectre opens in cinemas on October 26.

With Craig taking himself out of the running, Homeland actor David Harewood has expressed an interest in playing 007.

Idris Elba, Damian Lewis and Tom Hardy are amongst the bookmakers' favourites for the part.

Harewood told the Evening Standard: "Everyone wants to be James Bond and there's a queue of guys ahead of me - but I will throw my hat into the ring.

"Bond is such an iconic role, you would have to seriously think how to approach it."

It is a U-turn for Harewood, who said he is "far too old" for the role back in April.


From Belfast Telegraph