James Bond star Daniel Craig has revealed the reasons behind his decision to commit his future to playing 007 until he is no longer wanted. Daniel is set to appear as James Bond for the third time, when Skyfall is released this month and he claims that his love of the character is what draws him to the role.
Craig told DenOfGeek, “No, never money. I love playing it. I love playing it. It’s an honour to play it, and I get a big kick out of doing it. I had an opportunity, when they gave me Casino Royale, to wipe the slate clean, because we’re beginning again. You can’t not make Casino Royale and say, ‘This is the beginning’.”
He added, “I know it’s a conceit, and I’m a huge fan of what’s gone before, and I always wanted to bring those back in. But I couldn’t just do a movie and go, ‘I’ll straighten the tie and drink a Martini’ - it’s all been done. It had to happen in the right way, and I just feel that we’ve done that now. By introducing new characters and old characters into this one, we’ve got somewhere to go.”
Daniel Craig stars alongside Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Judi Dench in Skyfall, which is set to be released in the UK on October 26 before then being released in the UK on November 9.