You only live twice, or so they say. With that in mind, Daniel Craig seems to have had a happy change of heart about playing James Bond again, announcing this weekend at the New Yorker Festival that he has no current plans to slit his wrists as a result of having to slip into 007's tailored tux and serve Queen and country once again.
After shooting his fourth Bond adventure, Craig famously said a few things which hinted, albeit subtly, that he was done with the superspy — "[Right now] I'd rather break this glass and slash my wrists," for instance, or "We're done. All I want to do is move on" — and the spectre of those comments has repeatedly come back to haunt him over the past year as the media enters wild speculation mode about whether or not the public's favorite 007 since Sean Connery will be back.
Apparently though, Craig has performed a U-turn and come to the realization that spies are mere mortals who are not worth going to your grave for. Playing one also happens to pay quite handsomely. Here's what Craig had to say to the New Yorker audience this weekend:
"They say that shit sticks, and that definitely stuck. It was the day after filming [wrapped on Spectre]. I’d been away from home for a year ... [but] as far as I’m concerned, I’ve got the best job in the world. I’ll keep doing it as long as I still get a kick out of it. If I were to stop doing it, I would miss it terribly."
Spectre was not vintage Bond by any means, but the world can take solace in the likelihood that he'll be back for Bond 25. There's basically zero chance that Barbara Broccoli will even consider another actor as long as Craig is talking up his interest. At this point, he's royale-ty, which is fair enough — scenes like the above from Skyfall (possibly the best Bond ever) demonstrate Craig's unparalleled charisma.
Although he did state that there haven't yet been any discussions on when the next movie will happen, Craig is filming the 20-part Purity for Showtime throughout 2017 so there's basically no chance of it coming before 2019.
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