October 11 2016

Daniel Craig changes his stance on more James Bond

Perhaps Daniel Craig may pick up the Walther PPK once again.

Speaking at a New Yorker conference this week, Daniel Craig was asked about his if he would ever play James Bond again. His answer was far more eloquent than it had been previously.

When you’re asked 20 feet from the end of a marathon whether you’d do another marathon, the answer is simple. It’s like, “No, I won’t.” But the things I get to do on a Bond movie and what the type of work it is, there is no other job like it, there is no other job like, and if I were to stop doing it, just say, I would miss it terribly because you are working with — I maybe disparagingly said the movie industry’s getting a little bit of, you know, of the focus group thing and the whole thing. A Bond movie doesn’t work like that, it’s literally from the skin of your teeth you get it out and then it’s released less than six months later after you finish it. There’s no time for focus groups. There’s no time for that. You make the movie, it gets out. It’s one of the most thrilling things as an actor you can do.

Following the release of Spectre, Craig had suggested he would rather kill himself than do another film in the series. There were rumors he was offered $150M to do more, but things have been fairly quiet since then.

While I was rather irked by his comments following the last film, his explanation honestly makes sense. It is well-known he puts his all into these films, and it is sure to drain him both physically and mentally. I’m up to see him do another one.

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