Spectre: Daniel Craig told to 'shut up' by Sony executives because of James Bond comments

One insider reportedly said: 'Craig is pretentious and thinks he’s better than Bond, that it doesn’t give him the creative range he needs'

Jack Shepherd
Monday 12 October 2015 14:06
Daniel Craig as James Bond in Spectre
Daniel Craig as James Bond in Spectre

While promoting Spectre Daniel Craig has made some very divisive comments, saying he would “rather slash his wrists” than play James Bond again.

According to the New York Post's Page Six, Sony executives have since told the star to ‘shut up’ and 'stop bashing' Bond.

It is also claimed that there have been problems on set, with re-shoots having taken place last month, just weeks away from the films release.

Their source said: “They had problems initially with the script, Craig was injured on the set and needed knee surgery, and they were still doing re-shoots last month, even though the movie is out in weeks. It was a very difficult shoot, to say the least.”

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They also cited another Hollywood source as saying: “Craig is pretentious and thinks he’s better than Bond, that it doesn’t give him the creative range he needs.”

Craig recently told Time Out: “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 added that the only reason he would return to the franchise 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,”

Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo Tweeted her reaction to the comments, saying how Craig “needs a reality check.”

Spectre, also starring Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris, is due in UK cinemas on 26 October 2015.

As of publishing, Sony has yet to comment on Page Six's accusations.

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