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Daniel Craig Would Only Play James Bond Again “For the Money"


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#1 occhile007

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 10:35 PM

What do you think gang? Some call him a jerk, I honestly think the guy is just tired and ready to move on. Kudos to him for giving 3 (hopefully 4) amazing performances.

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#2 JohnnyWalker

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 10:54 PM

He's just worn out right now, mentally and physically, add to that getting asked the same two questions countless times.



#3 Matt_13

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 10:56 PM

He just needs time. Getting asked if he's going to keep going right after finishing all that work is a bit crazy.

#4 bond_azoozbond

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 11:27 PM

All actors do movies for money .. Its not just Craig or bond .. But I think the most important relation is between EON & Craig .. Which Makes me not to worry ..

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 11:46 PM

The IGN interview reflects the same sentiments, with Craig adding he really just needs a year or two to relax before he can seriously consider it:

 

http://ca.ign.com/ar...&utm_content=11

 

I don't blame him. He's pretty much invested two years of his life into Spectre, and needs some breathing room. A year down the road, and if some good ideas come up, he may be game.



#6 casinoroyale75

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 12:39 AM

Hi all! This is my first post. I'm a huge Daniel Craig fan, he is my favorite actor ever. I hope I'm wrong, but it seems that DC goes back and forth about his position on Bond. Last week, "as long as I'm physically able I'll play Bond," this week, the "wrists" comment. As a previous poster mentioned, it could be timing, he's exhausted i.e. But one would think that with the imminent release of Spectre, that he would be a little more positive to promote the film. I know a lot of his interviews are tongue-in-cheek, but to the casual fan this could be discouraging (like he doesn't believe in the character or franchise)/or had a terrible experience filming Spectre. Don't misunderstand me, I wish he could play the role indefinitely.



#7 sharpshooter

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 01:40 AM

I'm thinking Craig may see out his contract and then call it a day.



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Posted 08 October 2015 - 01:43 AM

I may be taking the comments wrong but this is souring me on Craig. He needs to suck it up. There are millions of people doing much harder work than he has put in and they can't retire tomorrow financially secure. In fact, they get to look forward to another 30-50 years of hard work to scrape by.

Craig should be grateful and honored for the role of Bond. Not be a jackass.

Edited by 00Hockey Mask, 08 October 2015 - 01:44 AM.


#9 casinoroyale75

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 02:31 AM

I wonder if the powers that be say anything to DC over such comments? It comes across like he hates the role, which I don't think is his intent. Most would read it that way. It is already on the headlines on Yahoo.

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 03:04 AM

Lets all try and calm down and not overreact to what I think is a very questionable article to begin with.. I'm not believing Craig is walking away until I see an official statement from EON. Let's give Daniel a break and then see how things stand a year from now and once all the post-release hoopla of SPECTRE has died off.,

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 03:24 AM

I'm a huge Craig fan but I'm not worried about him walking away. I'm outraged by his disrespect for what he's got. If that's how he feels I say good riddance.

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 03:27 AM

While I agree with all those (including Craig himself) who say that he just needs a break for a year or two and then he can properly assess if he wants to do another one, I still find the notion of waiting that long somewhat disheartening. Craig isn't getting any younger, and these long gaps between Bond films aren't helping. I'm just afraid that in a year or two, Craig will suddenly decide he is too old (read: not still "physically able") and will just call it quits. I'd rather EON simply get the next outing up and running asap.



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Posted 08 October 2015 - 03:29 AM

I wonder how many of the later Connery and Moore ones were done in the pursuit of great art?

 

Doesn't come across that well, though. I'm sure explanations and excuses can be made - and might be given - but all a smidge sour. Still, we comment on without knowing what really happens and the nature of the demands on him, and others. Hello internet.



#14 Royal Dalton

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 04:13 AM

Or their earlier ones, for that matter.



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Posted 08 October 2015 - 05:05 AM

Craig's been great in the role and could quite possibly lay claim to the title of greatest Bond ever if SPECTRE is a huge success, but I have to admit that all of this talk from him that makes it seem as though he absolutely hates the role rubs me the wrong way. And it should rub EON the wrong way as well. Much like Bill Murray's recent actions regarding the GHOSTBUSTERS franchise, this is very poor form for Craig.

My feeling at this point is if he really hates the role that much, then EON should move on. Give Rupert Friend a call and let's let him take the ground running and tackle whatever's next for Oberhauser and/or Blofeld and SPECTRE.

Edited by tdalton, 08 October 2015 - 05:07 AM.


#16 KM16

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 05:22 AM

I think these articles are more deserving of the title "Daniel Craig continues to play with interviewers heads."

 

Weren't all of these so-called interviews done right after principal photography? When he said he wasn't sure, then turned around and said that he's contracted for one more and would play the role until he's unable to anymore, and now this? He's clearly having a laugh at these media folks' expence.

 

And if he isn't, then he's one of the smartest men out there because he's giving the film free publicity by making such outlandish statements. It's the follow-up to a billion dollar blockbuster. No matter what he says to pimp the film, it's going to make bank regardless. And not just that but it could just be a ploy to get the talks started on negotiating more money for him, which if you ask me, he deserves given how his involvement has helped turned this franchise around after the end of the Brosnan era.


Edited by KM16, 08 October 2015 - 05:22 AM.


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Posted 08 October 2015 - 06:05 AM

Firstly, I'm not too worried due to past interviews and as someone said above, his relationship with Eon seems to be really good.

 

I did write out something else but it might be considered spoilery, so will leave it there I guess.



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Posted 08 October 2015 - 07:19 AM

I may be taking the comments wrong but this is souring me on Craig. He needs to suck it up. There are millions of people doing much harder work than he has put in and they can't retire tomorrow financially secure. In fact, they get to look forward to another 30-50 years of hard work to scrape by.

Craig should be grateful and honored for the role of Bond. Not be a jackass.

 

You are taking it out of context. I have read the whole interview in Time Out. He is very respectful of the part and all that it means, he considers himself privileged. But he is an exhausted actor who talks about working for 2 years on this film, giving it all he's got and it's a sort of joke about the money. 



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Posted 08 October 2015 - 07:24 AM

One interview was fine, two was interesting, third and fourth is now disconcerting.
 
I will obviously wait for the official words and news regarding Daniel's future as Bond, but the amount of flippant and negative comments he has made in these interviews about the role, about his future and to some length the character himself is starting to get to me.
 
Yes he's tired, exhausted blah blah blah but I never see Tom Cruise acting like this, and he's older and done just as much, if not more, in the recent 'Mission: Impossible' movies. I don't know if he's just messing with the media, which I think is a little un-professional, as it's the fans who read this and the fans who can get hurt by the comments of those they look up to.
 
I very much doubt he'll go on camera saying anything like this, but it's just messed with my head a little. I don't know what to think of his attitude right now, and if he genuinely is worn out and can't see himself going on, contract or not, I just would rather he walk away than do it almost begrudgingly. The role of James Bond isn't an easy one, but the fans shouldn't have to be faced reading all these flippant remarks and negative reasons about not wanting to stay on. I can only defend actors for so long before it starts to bother me seeing so much of the same thing over and over, which makes me thing there's more truth in it than I want to believe.
 
Tired or not, this wasn't a curse; it was a role he chose to play knowing how it would be. Reading comments like he would prefer to "slash his wrists" or he's "done with Bond" may not bother the casual fan, but I think that's something he doesn't need to say.

I don't know. Pains me to say all that and just leaves me feeling a bit...meh.

#20 KM16

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 07:36 AM

One interview was fine, two was interesting, third and fourth is now disconcerting.

 

I will obviously wait for the official words and news regarding Daniel's future as Bond, but the amount of flippant and negative comments he has made in these interviews about the role, about his future and to some length the character himself is starting to get to me.

 

Yes he's tired, exhausted blah blah blah but I never see Tom Cruise acting like this, and he's older and done just as much, if not more, in the recent 'Mission: Impossible' movies. I don't know if he's just messing with the media, which I think is a little un-professional, as it's the fans who read this and the fans who can get hurt by the comments of those they look up to.

 

I very much doubt he'll go on camera saying anything like this, but it's just messed with my head a little. I don't know what to think of his attitude right now, and if he genuinely is worn out and can't see himself going on, contract or not, I just would rather he walk away than do it almost begrudgingly. The role of James Bond isn't an easy one, but the fans shouldn't have to be faced reading all these flippant remarks and negative reasons about not wanting to stay on. I can only defend actors for so long before it starts to bother me seeing so much of the same thing over and over, which makes me thing there's more truth in it than I want to believe.

 

I don't know. Pains me to say all that and just leaves me feeling a bit...meh.

 

You don't see Tom Cruise complaining because he's behind those movies, he practically built that franchise as a movie titan from the ground up. Not to mention he gets practically a say on everything about the production and gets to do whatever the hell he wants, stunts included. Craig is just along for the ride, filling in the shoes until the next man arrives trying not to get too comfortable in them. James Bond is an ever-changing shape, Ethan Hunt is Tom Cruise. That's the key difference.

 

But I mean, the man has every right to complain. Look what all he's gone through in his tenure; the Blonde Bond debacle, Casino Royale becoming a success and shooting his international star appeal to increasingly new heights practically becoming a new sensation overnight, the entire Quantum of Solace production, the stress of making a great Bond film in the lead up to Skyfall and the physical demands of getting older, and now finally he had the pressure of trying to lure Mendes back, getting even more older, attempting to make a Bond film that could (hopefully) succeed the billion-dollar success of Skyfall and now all of these rumors about him being out the damned door and who should replace him when no one has even seen the new flick yet despite all his efforts to help keep the franchise moving full steam ahead in a positive and lucrative direction.

 

I'd be pissed and annoyed too if despite all that I'm getting questions about who should replace me, especially thirty or forty times a day. You couldn't pay me a million bucks to sit there and listen to people bark around saying "So.....you're old, who's next?"


Edited by KM16, 08 October 2015 - 07:38 AM.


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Posted 08 October 2015 - 07:48 AM

But Craig is now co-producer of 'SPECTRE' - and he had lots of involvement in 'Skyfall' with Mendes, so, if anything, this stress and pushing harder and faster has been his choice, right? Is it a case of pushing TOO far? I mean, yes we want bigger and better Bonds, but at this rate with a budget bigger than 'The Avengers', does this mean each Bond has to give more explosions, stunts and everything else?

No - why can't it craft something more mighty with the backing of a strong cast and crew; a rip-roaring spy thriller with good action instead of a series dangerously close to imploding on it's own success if it's pushing the leading man to the edge. I don't want the series to suffer, at all.

And I will always say the actor should know it's not going to be an easy ride, or stress free. There is SO much praise and admiration for Craig more than hate from the industry and fans, so why is this a case of him wanting out because of it. The job of an actor isn't easy, and it's not something to grant you much privacy - but saying that, I don't see Craig much in the spotlight out of his Bond filming, so it can't be something that bad, can it?

It puzzles me why actors and people who take on high-calibre roles like this always turn on themselves after a few years and resent the choice. If you didn't want to take on a, at the time, 44yr old franchise and character, then don't sign the deal.

Sorry - not dismissing your views at all KM16 or your opinon, this has just really riled me up and I don't think anything ever has before since DC took over in 2006!

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 07:51 AM

Original interview here: http://www.timeout.c...nd-dont-be-shit

I'd suggest that's a fairly tongue in cheek response in the immediate aftermath of wrapping on SPECTRE.

I still think he's got one more in him.

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 07:52 AM

I'd be pissed and annoyed too if despite all that I'm getting questions about who should replace me, especially thirty or forty times a day. You couldn't pay me a million bucks to sit there and listen to people bark around saying "So.....you're old, who's next?"

 

This, No amount of money in the world would tempt me back to do a heavily exhaustive job where I did serious injuries to my leg and, before I've even finished, get a lot of scummy journalists asking me the same questions 30 times a day, questions that in any other context wouldn't be ok things to ask ("looking forward to coming back from your holiday?" "So who do you think is going to take your job now you're old?") just so they can take a single sentence, out of what at least was a 15 minute conversation, just so they can use it as click bait.



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Posted 08 October 2015 - 08:00 AM

Original interview here: http://www.timeout.c...nd-dont-be-shit

I'd suggest that's a fairly tongue in cheek response in the immediate aftermath of wrapping on SPECTRE.

I still think he's got one more in him.

 

So do I.

 

And in more recent interviews (the Time Out one was conducted just a few days after the shoot wrapped) he has talked about being contracted for one more anyway. 



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Posted 08 October 2015 - 08:07 AM

Thanks for the links.

I really hate the media and actors combined for messing with heads, and throwing so much out there. I don't know what to believe or take as real/not real, flippant/non-flippant....

In my heart I am sure he will do one more and call it a day. I just hate reading nothing but negative comments.

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 08:11 AM

Thanks for the links.

I really hate the media and actors combined for messing with heads, and throwing so much out there. I don't know what to believe or take as real/not real, flippant/non-flippant....

In my heart I am sure he will do one more and call it a day. I just hate reading nothing but negative comments.

Welcome to western media. There's a reason the profession is a magnet for psychopaths...



#27 sharpshooter

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 08:14 AM

And in more recent interviews (the Time Out one was conducted just a few days after the shoot wrapped) he has talked about being contracted for one more anyway. 

Indeed. I'm thinking some of the interviews were done shortly after he wrapped filming, when he was exhausted and ready for a break. And I'm thinking there was a degree of flippancy in his answers, too. Things can be interpreted a lot different on paper. He'll be back, I'm sure of it. After that, who knows?



#28 SecretAgentFan

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 08:34 AM

Storm in a teacup.

#29 thecasinoroyale

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 08:44 AM

Just a kite dancing in a hurricane.


Oohh hang on..

#30 KM16

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 08:53 AM

Just a kite dancing in a hurricane.


Oohh hang on..

 

Haha. I'm with you though that it is tedious and annoying to a degree but after all, the man is human and the media are like hungry hounds chomping at the bit, every second of every day. After a two year long stressful event, I'm sure dealing with them and bugging him about his potential future replacements was the last thing he wanted to be forced into. lol