Daniel Craig has appeared to backtrack on his recent comments about wanting to “move on” from Bond.
Craig, 47, is making his fourth appearance as 007 in Spectre, which is released in UK cinemas this Monday (October 26) before opening worldwide on November 6. He remains three films behind the most prolific Bonds, Sean Connery and Roger Moore, who each portrayed Ian Fleming’s iconic secret agent in seven films.
Asked recently if he can imagine making another Bond movie after Spectre, the actor told Time Out: “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.”
However, Craig has now insisted that he was simply speaking in the moment and suggested that he could still change his mind. “I’m quite straightforward and I say things when I feel it and then I change my mind. I’m just like everybody else,” he told the BBC. “People latch onto things. There’s not a lot I can do about that.”
During the earlier interview, Craig also claimed that he doesn’t “give a fuck” who takes over from him as Bond and advised his successor to “make it better, that’s all”. Idris Elba and Damian Lewis are currently frontrunners for the iconic role, with Tom Hardy said to be a “growing favourite to play 007 too.