With the 24th installment of the James Bond franchise, Spectre, wrapped on filming, actor Daniel Craig plans to enjoy his time off. Craig will have portrayed the iconic spy for four films as of Spectre's release, and while he's brought new life and depth to a character in the face of a long line of incredible predecessors, he tells EW that he is, understandably, beat.
"This movie has taken up two years of my life, and I just need a break. I need to get back to normal life. I need to reintroduce myself to my family who are not best pleased with me. The idea of planning ahead — I’m not trying to be coy. People want an answer and I don’t have one."
Craig has one more Bond film left in his contract, but it doesn't seem as though the actor is in a rush to get back to set. Who would blame him? Even with a stunt double, the work he does while portraying James Bond is physically and mentally stressful. As for the possible situation where Craig decides to sign on for more films -- he can't really say.
"I can’t give you an honest answer at this point. It’s not that I’m trying to play hard to get. I’ve just given it no thought whatsoever."
To his credit, producer Barbara Broccoli and her team are head-over-heels in love with the integrity and professionalism that Craig brings to set. Broccoli sang his praises when EW visited the set of Spectre in May:
"Daniel has reinvigorated this character. He’s made it contemporary, given it depth and resonance and humanity. The part is his. He’s so great and attracts so many people who want to work with him like Christoph and Lea, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw."
Spectre hits theaters on November 6th.