"I'd rather break this glass and slash my wrists."
Harsh words, 007. Daniel Craig's very candid interview with Time Out London showed that his days for Bond are numbered, that is, unless there is a sum of money that would make him decide otherwise. "If I did another Bond movie, it would only be for the money," Craig revealed after being asked if he would return for the 25th installment of Bond. Fans everywhere shouldn't be too surprised, actors only last as 007 for only a few movies before a new reboot recasts.
"For at least a year or two, I just don’t want to think about it," he says. "I don’t know what the next step is. I’ve no idea. Not because I’m trying to be cagey. Who the f— 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."
Craig had no issue with begging for director Sam Mendes to return after 2012's Skyfall. But since Craig said playing Bond was "a drag", it's still up in the air if he'll take the role into consideration. He's mostly concerned about his appearance,"The best acting is when you're not concerned about the surface," he explains, "And Bond is the opposite of that. You have to be bothered about how you're looking."
Does Craig think there's someone else out there better for the role? Yes. "All I care about is that if I stop doing these things, we’ve left it in a good place and people pick it up and make it better," noting that any future Bond would be to "just make sure you’re great. You’ve got to push yourself as far as you can. It’s worth it, it’s James Bond."
Spectre hits theaters in the U.S. on Nov. 6 and Oct. 26 in the U.K.