The next James Bond film will be Daniel Craig’s last, the actor insists. And not for the first time.
In 2015, after filming Spectre, Daniel declared he would rather “slash my wrists” than reprise the role of 007.
He then sheepishly retracted the comment when he signed up for another movie.
But now he reckons Bond is set to peak with No Time To Die… thanks to Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
And with that in mind Daniel is planning to go out on a high.
“This James Bond film is going to be my last,” he claims – again.
“But it’s one of the best, because we got Phoebe Waller-Bridge from Fleabag to come help with some of the dialogue.
“It’s not going to be that different – every so often I will turn to the camera and I will say, ‘The name’s Bond, James Bond. Is it bad that I fancy the Pope?”’
The actor looked comfortable playing comedic roles on US sketch show Saturday Night Live, after Bond’s release date was pushed back until November due to the global spread of coronavirus.
He played the spy getting rowdy at a casino craps table, and joked: “Everyone assumes that because I play James Bond I’m a suave and sophisticated guy… and I am. I’m James Bond – I’m not a nerd.”
Phoebe’s clearly had a good effect on him. Maybe he’ll stay on after all…
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