Daniel Craig is definitely here to stay as James Bond. Roughly one year since he stated that he’ll keep doing the 007 films ‘until my joints go’, Craig made almost the exact same comment to The Independent in a recent interview.
The Bond star stated: ‘If people still want to see these movies I’ll keep doing them for as long as it takes, or until my knees go, whichever happens quicker!’
Despite skyrocketting to fame thanks to the overwhelming success of Casino Royale, Craig maintains that some things have generally remained the same.
‘[James Bond is] one of those roles that would be difficult to ignore because it is iconic but I don’t know whether or not it’s where I want to take my career,’ he said. ‘If something like that was to happen, if an actor accepted that, then that’s it.’
‘I do get more offers. Or at least I get to see more scripts. But they’re just as crap as they were before. There are only so many good scripts out there, genuinely. Somebody doesn’t suddenly give you a golden key that opens this door and all these scripts are sitting there, that nobody else has seen. You might get a better look in, but there’s still the work to do. I’m not the only actor out there and a director still needs convincing that they’d want me to be in their film.’ He then adds: ‘I wish there was a golden key to some cupboard with 10 good scripts in it.’
007 aside, the main focus of the interview was on Craig’s recent turn as Tuvia Bielski in the epic World War II drama Defiance (which arrives on Blu-ray and DVD later this month in the UK and early June in the US), his public vs. private life as well as upcoming projects, including Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn.
To check out the interview in full, click here.
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