Daniel Craig has run out of fucks to give about who should play James Bond in the future — as long as it's not him.
"I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists," than make another James Bond movie, Craig told Time Out London. "I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on.” He then added that if he did end up doing another Bond movie, it would only be for the money. (Because he's been doing them pro bono until now?)
Asked who should take over as 007, Craig politely responded: "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." Regarding any ideas he has for where Bond's story should go, Craig said "the Bond bank is dry."
The interview is particularly curious as it comes just over a week after Craig told the Mail on Sunday that he'd continue with Bond as long as he was "physically able," and noted that he was contracted for one more film. He mentioned the contact in the more recent Time Out London interview as well, but used the past tense.
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.
So who should we believe? The Daniel Craig who says it's "an honour" to play James Bond or the Daniel Craig who would rather die than play James Bond again?
It sounds like he's got a bit of soul-searching to do. But if his attitude continues to suck, perhaps Craig should take his own advice, as told to the Mail on Sunday: "If you don’t get excited about making a movie of this size with this cast, with [director] Sam Mendes…then go home."
Did you hear that Daniel Craig? Daniel Craig thinks you should take your toys and go home.