Daniel Craig, 52, poses shirtless as he gives his LAST ever Bond interview for GQ and discusses having ‘anxiety over the script, feeling low physically and wanting another baby’
- The actor will return in No Time To Die, his fifth Bond movie, in November
- But he insists he will not match Sean Connery by playing Bond six times Craig’s last appearance as iconic secret agent Bond came in 2015 hit Spectre
- He has held the role longer than any actor in the franchise’s 58-year history
- But he is still two films shy of Roger Moore’s seven, which is still a record
Daniel Craig is about to set pulses racing as he poses shirtless for his last ever Bond interview for GQ magazine.
The 52-year-old discussed his anxieties over the script, admitted feeling ‘physically very low’ was the reason behind the film’s five year delay and said he wants another baby.
The actor, who returns for his fifth and final outing as the spy in No Time To Die, told GQ magazine: ‘I was never going to do one again.
In double 0 heaven: Daniel Craig, 52, posed shirtless as he gave his LAST ever Bond interview for GQ and discussed having ‘anxiety over the script, feeling low physically and wanting another baby’
‘I was like, “Is this work really genuinely worth this, to go through this, this whole thing?” And I didn’t feel… I felt physically really low.
‘So the prospect of doing another movie was just, like, off the cards. And that’s why it has been five years.’
His last turn as Bond was in 2015’s Spectre, which at the time was reported to be his final outing as the spy.
Honest: Craig said that the ‘physicality’ of Bond is “a preparation, in a way”, because he would not get the script beforehand
Craig said that the ‘physicality’ of Bond is “a preparation, in a way”, because he would not get the script beforehand.
‘It’s making my head go, “This is what it’s going to be”.’
Trying to prepare for a role in one of the most popular film franchises in modern cinema without a script also caused him to have anxiety.
He said: ‘I have suffered from it in the past. I have suffered because it’s been like, “I can’t cope. I can’t deal with this”.’
Not happening: Craig has confirmed his next James Bond film will be his last, dismissing claims that he ‘isn’t ready’ to walk away from the long-running franchise
He’s back! Daniel cuts a handsome figure in film stills taken from the No Time To Die trailer
Newbie? Lashana Lynch, who plays Nomi, joins new Bond Girl Ana De Armas as Paloma (R)
Villainous: Rami Malek is taking the role as lead villain Safin in the movie
Brooding: Daniel looks handsome as he strikes a brooding look in the gritty trailer
The name’s Naomie… Naomie Harris, who plays Miss Moneypenny, will star alongside James
The British actor has also told of his regret over not speaking up about the script for the previous four Bond films in which he has starred.
He said: ‘I’ve kept my mouth shut before and I’ve stayed out of it and I’ve respected it and I’ve regretted that I did,’ he told the magazine.
Looking ahead to life after Bond, Craig – who is married to actress Rachel Weisz – said that his future may involve ‘having another kid, maybe just being older’.
‘But all of these things, I was just like, you know, f*** it. There are other things that are more important.’
Love: Daniel is married to Rachel Weisz, 50, (pictured in February) and he has said he is open to the idea of having more children with her
On future acting roles, he added: ‘I’m pretty sure I can play just about anything. Yeah. I’m pretty sure I can, or at least I can make a f****** good fist of it.’
He said that No Time To Die, which was recently pushed back to be released in November instead of April amid global concern around the spread of coronavirus, will have references to Donald Trump.
Bond’s true love? Lea Seydoux reprises her role as Dr Madeleine Swann in the hotly anticipated film
First meeting: The new female 00 Nomi has a powerful first encounter with the former 007
His time to die? Bond comes under fire in the upcoming film as he drives through the winding streets of Matera
WOAH! Bond can be seen in the driver’s seat of his Aston Martin taking heavy gun fire but protected by bulletproof glass, before he releases huge machine guns from the headlights
The man in the white mask: Rami’s Safin seems to be heavily scarred and covering much of his face
He continued: ‘We struggled to keep Trump out of this film, but of course it is there.
‘It’s always there, whether it’s Trump, or whether it’s Brexit, or whether it’s Russian influence on elections or whatever…
‘There are British people working in the top industries in the world and at the top of those industries.
‘We do that, and we are good at that. And somehow we’re kind of breaking all that apart. Whether that’s breaking from Europe… There is a sort of a nihilism, isn’t there?’
Under pressure: Paloma looks terrifed as she comes under fire in a scene from the new film
Explosive: A car chase sees a vehicle thrown up into the air during a drive on a coastal path
Steamy: Naturally there are sex scenes in the film, due to Bond’s iconic Lothario status
Gadgets: No Bond film would be complete without some gadgets, with guns coming out of the Aston Martin
The film finds Bond after he has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica when his old friend Felix Leiter, played by Jeffrey Wright, from the CIA turns up asking for help.
A mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading to a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
No Time To Die also stars Lea Seydoux, Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch and Ana De Armas and is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, with a script co-written by Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
It will be released in UK cinemas on November 12.
Daniel Craig stars in the April issue of British GQ in a global GQ James Bond exclusive. GQ’s April issue is available from Wednesday March 11.
Previously: Craig’s last appearance as Bond was in 2015 smash Spectre, directed by Sam Mendes
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