Daniel Craig on ‘Spectre’ and His Advice to Future Bonds

Another interview, this one with TimeOut:

Q: Do you care who plays Bond after you?

A: 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.

Q: You won’t be backseat-driving then?

A: Oh Christ, no. How fucking sad would that be? “Oh look, it’s Daniel Craig, he’s on set again!” No!

Q: If an actor was offered Bond and came to you looking for advice, what would you say to him — or her?

A: 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.

It’s pretty clear that Craig does not relish the press tours that accompany the release of a new Bond movie, but I appreciate that he doesn’t just phone in his interviews with empty platitudes.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015