Daniel Craig is contracted to do one more James Bond movie, but don’t expect the actor to return to the iconic Tux anytime soon.
During the interview he also went onto confirm the wide spread rumour that after Skyfall the plan was to film two new movies back to back:
“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**king minds.’ In the nicest possible way. They’re just too big.”
When asked directly about him doing another Bond, Craig answers emphatically, while leaving some lingering possibility if he was to receive a long break and quite cynically a pay day:
“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. 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 fuck knows? At the moment, we’ve done it. I’m not in discussion with anybody about anything. If I did another Bond movie, it would only be for the money.”
When quizzed on who should take over role, he didn’t seem to care as long as the movies were improved upon:
“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.”
So what advice did Craig have for 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.”
“Spectre opens in the UK on October 26 and worldwide November 6.