Written by Staff Writer
09 Oct, 2015 | 7:13 am
After playing James Bond in the last four films of the successful franchise, including the forthcoming “Spectre,” the British actor told he’s ready to put the role behind him.
Craig has implied as much in previous interviews. But this time, he left no doubt when asked, “Can you imagine doing another Bond movie?”
“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.”
It’s hard to blame him. It’s been nearly 10 years since he took over the role for 2006’s “Casino Royale.” In much of the interview with journalist Dave Calhoun, Craig addresses his growing fatigue at inhabiting a role he felt became increasingly stale with each installment.
Plus, all the work that goes into the looking the part can be a bit of a “drag,” he said.
Craig said he’s grateful for the opportunity but that the all-consuming role has kept him from pursuing other projects.
In fairness, Craig had just wrapped an eight-month shoot for “Spectre” in England, Mexico City, Morocco, the Austrian Alps and Rome when he sat down for the Time Out London interview. So he may have been a little burned out.
Above all, he said he was looking forward to sleeping in on Sundays, switching his brain off and enjoying a few drinks.
And yet the 47 year old actor did not completely close the door on the possibility when asked if he really wants “to move on from Bond for good.”
“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,” he said. “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.”
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