Sony executives warned Daniel Craig to shut up and stop bashing James Bond, after reports stating that Craig recently said he’d rather slash his wrists than do another film.
Craig, who will play the role of the British spy for the fourth time in the upcoming film, told Time Out magazine that he would like to move on from the James Bond film franchise, but his bosses in the film studio have lectured him, The Telegraph reported.
According to insiders, Craig's outburst stemmed from the difficulty he experienced shooting the latest 007 installment. A source said that Craig initially had problems with the script, got injured on the set and needed knee surgery, and was still doing reshoots last month even though the film will be out in a few weeks. It may have been a difficult project for the actor, but Hollywood didn’t take his comment very well.
In a tweet posted by Ellen Pompeo, she wrote, "This dude needs a reality check," quoted New York Post. Another source said, "Craig is pretentious and thinks he’s better than Bond, that it doesn’t give him the creative range he needs. Plus he hasn’t had a big movie outside of the franchise and he blames it on Bond."
The 47-year-old actor apparently hadn’t given any thought as to what he would do next. When he was asked if he could imagine doing another Bond movie, he answered, "Now? I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists. No, not at the moment. Not at all. That’s fine. I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on."
Craig added, "For at least a year or two, I just don’t want to think about it. I don’t know what the next step is. I’ve no idea. Not because I’m trying to be cagey. Who the ---- knows? At the moment we’ve done it. I’m not in discussion with anyone about anything. If I did another Bond movie, it would only be for the money."
The latest James Bond film installment SPECTRE, reunites Craig with director, Sam Mendes. He directed Skyfall, which became the highest grossing Bond film in history. The film opens in cinemas in Oct. 26.