Daniel Craig Really Not Into 007 Anymore

Gives some interesting interview responses while promoting 'Spectre'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2015 4:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – Daniel Craig has already made it clear that he'd rather slit his wrists than play James Bond again, and his lack of enthusiasm for his role as 007 continues to shine through as he makes the interview rounds for the latest flick, Spectre. Consider these lines from an interview with the Red Bulletin:

  • Upon being asked what someone could learn from James Bond that would be helpful in daily life: Craig thought for a minute, then replied, "Nothing."
  • But surely there must be something...: "Let’s not talk these films up as some kind of life-changing experience."

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  • On the question of how important Bond's physique is to the films: "It’s an aesthetic choice. My female producer always makes sure I take off my shirt often enough."
  • Upon being asked if he thinks Bond is a positive role model: He noted, "My own role models are people who have a moral compass," then went on to discuss Pablo Picasso and Francis Bacon, without mentioning Bond at all.
  • On Bond's appeal to women: "But let’s not forget that he’s actually a misogynist."
And then, as Gawker notes, there was Craig's interview Thursday on ITV's This Morning, when the interviewer asked him to do a "signature Daniel Craig pout." Craig seemed to have no idea what she was talking about, and finally ended that line of questioning with, "I think you need to move on." (Another famous Daniel gave a much better interview this week.)

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