As we already announced, Daniel Craig has granted a long interview, 90 minutes, with the public at the New York Festival.
Entitled Beyond Bond, Craig was presented with dyed and short by shooting Lucky Logan hair and he has not dodged questions but neither has confirmed anything about Bond 25. With this interview we have seen again that Craig is a very reserved person, personally and professionally.
Most notable quotes:
Daniel «I have the best job in the world being Bond»
Daniel «If I leave, I would miss terribly»
Presenter: «The End of SPECTRE seems the END for your Bond …»
Daniel «Yes, that Bond believes, but always says “continue” at the end of the film…»
Craig also said he was not expected to be chosen as Bond in 2006 and at this time do not know almost nothing about Bond 25 as both actors and producers are tired and working in other productions. Daniel said he will do two seasons of Purity and Barbara also produces the play Othello, starring Daniel Craig, and tickets were sold out approximately in two hours.
In addition, Craig again explained that the famous quote «I could cut the veins before be Bond again» was taken out of context when everyone was very tired, including the producers. «When asked 20 feet from the end of a marathon: will you do another marathon? The answer is simple: no, I won’t.»
Craig also denied the alleged millionaire supply appeared in some media recently.
There’s no word yet on when a follow-up to 2015’s Spectre will be announced. But Craig remains the producers’ first choice to play Bond. One of the series’s executive producers, Callum McDougall, confirmed as much to the BBC last month: «We would love Daniel to return as Bond. Without any question he is absolutely Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli’s first choice. I know they’re hoping for him to come back.»
Daniel Craig should stay on as 007 and make a fifth James Bond film, according to Moneypenny actress Naomie Harris.
«He’s an extraordinary actor and I think he’s the best modern Bond that we have had and I desperately want him back,» she said. «Come back Daniel!»
The Skyfall star made the comments at a London Film Festival screening of Moonlight, an Oscar-tipped US drama in which she plays a drug-addicted mother.
Harris shot the film while promoting Spectre, her most recent Bond outing.
«Of course I want to be back with Daniel, I started with Daniel,» the actress told reporters on Thursday. «When I was nervous on my first day, it was Daniel who calmed my nerves.»