The elusive Daniel Craig says that he's been trying to get out of James Bond since he started
Daniel Craig has always seemed a bit reserved when doing press and interviews, giving the impression that, well, he just doesn't like doing it. Even though the Hollywood machine demands that stars and filmmakers promote their films, that doesn't mean you have to love it, I suppose. However, for a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Craig opened up about a number of things, most notably his seemingly conflicted view of playing Bond.
“I’ve been trying to get out of this from the very moment I got into it,” Craig said, “but they won’t let me go, and I’ve agreed to do a couple more, but let’s see how this one does, because business is business and if the sh– goes down, I’ve got a contract that somebody will happily wipe their ass with."
Ouch. Part of me wonders of Craig is just dealing with the post-promotion onslaught of SKYFALL, but the other part wonders if Craig views Bond as more of a unique opportunity, but not necessarily his ideal one. As for SKYFALL, Craig said, "It's quite good. It's got a lightness of touch and a wink to it, because, after all, this is a James Bond movie, for fuck's sake."
Perhaps that could serve some advice to Craig?SKYFALL is in theaters today.
|Extra Tidbit:||What do you think about Craig's attitude towards the role? Is it valid to be conflicted with an iconic role like Bond?|