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Daniel Craig Is “Over” Being James Bond

An interview this week, Daniel Craig (47) admitted that his “Bond bank” has run “dry”.

The British actor did an interview this past July with Time Out London which is an entertainment magazine. That interview was released this week on their website and Craig’s crass attitude towards the iconic spy movie franchise is shocking to say the least.

After his fourth run as James Bond, Craig is more than ready to pass the torch. When asked about doing another film he responded:

“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.” 

A bit dramatic, but not to worry; fans are only a bit shaken…not stirred by his reaction. Craig was signed on to do another installment but after the filming for this most recent Bond flick was finished he admitted he’d had enough. He said:

“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 f—— minds.’ In the nicest possible way.” 

After an impressive twenty four total films in the franchise, Craig wasn’t sure what was left to explore!

“Every idea I’ve had for a Bond movie, I’ve stuck into this one. It’s gone in. The Bond bank is dry. If you’re asking me what would I do with another Bond movie? I haven’t a clue. Go into space? Let’s do it! They already did it. Let’s do it again.”

His first role as Bond was in 2006 in Casino Royale. It’s been almost ten years since and the whole thing seems to have lost its appeal for Craig. He admitted:

“If I did another Bond movie, it would only be for the money.”

But with that said, he welcomes someone new to take his place. Anyone, really. When interviewers asked him who he’d like to see fill his role, he told them:

“Look, I don’t give a f—. 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.”

And his advice to the new spy?

“Go for it. Embrace it. Some clichéd line like that. But no, just make sure you’re great. You’ve got to push yourself as far as you can. It’s worth it – it’s James Bond.”

You can see Spectre in theaters in Britain and Ireland on October 26th and everywhere else November 6th.

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