Courtesy of EOnline:
Tell us how you really feel, Daniel Craig.
The always candid, sometimes gruff actor tells Time Out London he can’t imagine doing another James Bond movie after Spectre, in theaters Nov. 6. “I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists,” the 47-year-old actor says of playing the British spy, adding, “I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on.”
Asked if he wants to move on from the role once and for all, the Critics’ Choice Award winner says, “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 f–k knows? At the moment, we’ve done it.”
Actors like Robert Downey Jr. and Hugh Jackman have been playing the same roles for years, as Iron Man and Wolverine, respectively, but Craig explains that he’s ready to do something new. “I’m not in discussion with anybody about anything,” he says of reprising the iconic role. “If I did another Bond movie, it would only be for the money.” Does he care who replaces him? “Look, I don’t give a f–k. 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.”
No matter what, Craig won’t be popping up behind the scenes in future installments. “Oh Christ, no. How f–king sad would that be? ‘Oh look, it’s Daniel Craig! He’s on set again!’ No!”
As someone who’s starred in four James Bond films (2006’s Casino Royale, 2008’sQuantum of Solace, 2012’s Skyfall and 2015’s Spectre), what would he tell someone in the running to be his successor? “Literally I’d say two things. Firstly, it’s your decision. Don’t listen to anybody else. Well, do listen to everybody, but you have to make the choice at the end of the day. It’s your bed to lie on. And don’t be s–t! Don’t be s–t. 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–t.'” If someone got the role, he says he would say, “Don’t be s–t! 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,” he says. “It’s James Bond.”