Daniel Craig on why he wanted to quit James Bond after Spectre, and why he’s definitely leaving the role after No Time To Die.
In spite of the fact that the film has been delayed from April until November of this year, lots of interviews to do with No Time To Die are just landing now. The new James Bond film’s very late delay has meant that it’s too late for many publications to change their plans.
Thus, we get the new issue of GQ. Social media was actively discussing Daniel Craig’s photoshoot in the new issue of the magazine. But also, there was a sizeable interview with Craig within its pages. And in it, Craig discussed how he was going to walk away from the role of James Bond after Spectre, and hadn’t originally intended to make No Time To Die.
The problem was the mounting injuries that he sustained playing Bond, to the point where he ended up wearing a knee brace during the final scenes of the last movie. “It was like, bye, see you, I’m checking out”.
“I was never going to do one again”, he said. “I felt physically really low. So the prospect of doing another movie was just like, it was off the cards. And that’s why it has been five years”.
However, he’s adamant that this time, it’s his 007 swansong.
“This is my last movie”, he confirmed. “I’ve kept my mouth shut before and I’ve stayed out of it and I’ve respected it and I’ve regretted that I did”.
He added that now, he’s okay with it coming to an end, whereas “I don’t think I would have been if I’d done the last film and that had been it”. Thus, whilst the future for Craig is more films, this is it as far as James Bond is concerned.
No Time To Die arrives in cinemas this coming November. In theory.
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