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,
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.