Daniel Craig is not shy about speaking his mind. Two years ago, this is what the noted British thespian had to say when asked about the prospect of returning to the James Bond franchise:
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.
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.
But hey, people change. And DC has now changed his tune on JB. Last night, in an appearance on Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show, he confirmed that he will be returning for his fifth, and ostensibly last, kick at the Bond can.
So thankfully, there will be one more iteration of this badass mofo making all male Bond fans feel deeply, deeply, inadequate about their abs.
Also, these were his sage words of advice back in the day to any actor who might be next in line to Bond it up:
Literally I’d say two things. Firstly, it’s your decision. Don’t listen to anybody else. Well, do listen to everybody, but you have to make the choice at the end of the day. It’s your bed to lie on. And don’t be shit! Don’t be shit. You’ve got to step up. People do not make movies like this any more. This is really rare now. So don’t be shit.
Anybody listening out there?