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Daniel Craig would 'rather slash his wrists' than play James Bond again

Craig reprises his role for Spectre but admits that if he returns it will 'only be for the money' 

Jess Denham
Thursday 08 October 2015 08:48 BST
Daniel Craig is staying cagey about whether or not he plans to play James Bond again
Daniel Craig is staying cagey about whether or not he plans to play James Bond again (Getty Images)

Daniel Craig really, really doesn’t want to make another James Bond film anytime soon. So much so, that he’d “rather slash his wrists”.

The British actor is reprising his role as the iconic secret agent in Spectre, but is yet to confirm whether he’ll fulfil his contract and shoot one more, or pass on the coveted job to someone else. Idris Elba and Damien Lewis are already hot favourites to don that suave suit and jump in his Aston Martin.

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Craig might harbour a deep love for Bond but despite saying he'll continue in the part "as long as he's physically able", right now he's had enough of shaken not stirred martinis, hardcore gym training and the “drag” demand of keeping up his character’s swagger.

“I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists [than do another film]. 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,” he told Time Out, adding that if he was tempted to return, it would “only be for the money”.

Craig plans to enjoy family life and banish Bond “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,” he said.

“Not because I’m trying to be cagey. Who the f**k knows? At the moment, we’ve done it. I’m not in discussion with anybody about anything.”

Staying on board in a production role is out of the question, with Craig thinking it would be nothing short of tragic. “Oh Christ no! How f**king sad would that be? Oh look, it’s Daniel Craig, he’s on set again! No!” he said.

Craig does have one key piece of advice to share with whoever takes up the 007 baton: “Don’t be s**t”.

Spectre reaches UK cinemas on 26 October.

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