If Daniel Craig Does Another Bond “It Would Only Be For The Money”

Bless Daniel Craig and his obvious lack of media training. The actor, who has clearly never experienced the aggressive guiding hand of a Public Relations professional, recently sat down with Dave Calhoun of Time Out London for myriad double espressos and some good old fashioned #authenticity.

For Spectre (coming November 12th) he promises a bigger gadget budget, more humour, a stylish, classic Bond movie and that he *will* get his kit off: “I’ve been working out for six months. Of course I’m getting my kit off!”

But it was his answers to questions surrounding the continuation of the 007 brand that countless media outlets are taking and running with. (Hi). To some, he may seem ungrateful but to others, he is exercising his Queen-given English sense of humour and providing a slither of the refreshing honesty Hollywood is sorely lacking.

It’s up to you ¯_(“~)_/¯ 

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.”

You want 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. Who the fuck knows? 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.”

Do you care who plays Bond after you?? “Look, I don’t give a fuck. Good luck to them! All I care about is that if I stop doing these things we’ve left it in a good place and people pick it up and make it better. Make it better, that’s all.”

Idris Elba, that’s all.

And if someone rang you and said: ‘I’ve taken the 007 gig’. What advice would you have for them? ‘Don’t be shit! Go for it. Embrace it. Some clichéd line like that. But no, just make sure you’re great. You’ve got to push yourself as far as you can. It’s worth it, it’s James Bond.’

To give his comments more context, the full interview (HERE) is well worth a read; especially if you’re even a little into Bond and / or Daniel Craig and /or Spectre.

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