Daniel Craig on James Bond replacement - 'I really don't care'
Oct 28 2015
Bookmaker William Hill said on Thursday that it had suspended betting on the 47-year-old British actor leaving the role of the suave super-spy following the release of Sam Mendes' second stint in the director's chair.
"I don't care", he revealed. "Make it better, that's all". "Spectre" is the fourth installation of Craig playing Bond and from the promos, the English actor is in fine form.
And with filming stopped so the star could recover, he joked: "I like to think of it as a deliberate trick on my behalf to give everyone a break!" "They're just starting to forgive me now".
The interview took a turn for the surreal when she attempted to gift Craig a giant vehicle sticker with his wife Rachel Weisz's name on it, before the clip abruptly cut out catching the morning studio hosts unawares.
"Let's not talk these films up as some kind of life-changing experience", Craig says.
Next comes the interview's best moment of all, when the interviewer asks, "And this time you've gone one better, showing 007 succumbing to the charms of an older woman".
"I thought he'd come after me but he was so sweet about it". I don't think that would... no, I don't think so'. Of course, if you crave consensus and uniformity as much as our comments section, you'll just believe he's crazy, but maybe, just maybe, you'll have to judge for yourself.
I disagree. I believe it's time we had a female Bond - if for no other reason than to achieve a Mr Moneypenny. It was going to have the gags in it, what Pierce did, what Sean had done. "Can you go and show me it?" asked Powell.
Now those behind the James Bond movie series are trying to bring back a famous piece of previous movies.
Whether you want to be with 007 or want to actually be him, Daniel Craig is here to tell you you're wrong. Then there's the hilarious attempt at weaving together the messy threads of the Craig-era films, as if they were part of one big plan all along.
And no doubt Monday's World Premiere of "Spectre", the 24th official James Bond film, at the Royal Albert Hall in London will deliver the expected goods: royalty, celebrities, adoring fans and a photographer or two.