Craig recently said he'd rather 'slash his wrists' than make another Bond movie
Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo has claimed that Daniel Craig needs a “reality check” following his recent comments about the Bond franchise.
The actress – who plays Meredith Grey on Shonda Rhimes’ long-running medical drama, and recently appeared in Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ video – shared her thoughts in a tweet referencing Craig’s widely-reported “slash my wrists” remark. During an interview published last week, the actor told Time Out that after completing this month’s Spectre, he would rather “break this glass and slash my wrists” than make another Bond movie.
Craig also said in last week’s interview: “For at least a year or two, I just don’t want to think about it [the Bond franchise]. “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.”
The actor, 47, will make his fourth appearance as 007 in Spectre, which is set for release in UK cinemas on 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.
Craig has 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.