Daniel Craig regrets reporting James Bond injuries
Los Angeles: Actor Daniel Craig says he wants to “move on” from James Bond. Discussing his decision to bow out as 007 15 years after he was killed in “No Time to Die,” the 54-year-old actor considers his exit necessary for both the spy franchise and his acting career.
“Two things, one for me and one for the franchise,” Craig told the Los Angeles Times, according to aceshowbiz.com. “One, for the franchise, that reset starts again, and that’s what (the franchise) did with me. And I was like, ‘Okay, you have to reset again.’ So let’s kill my character and find another Bond. Find another story. (Age) 23 Start, start at 25, start at 30.”
The ‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery’ star continued, “The other one was where I could go. I don’t want to go back. I think I’ll be lucky if they ask me back, but the truth is I have to move on from that.”
“The sacrifice he makes in the film is for love, and there’s no greater sacrifice than that. So it seemed like a good thing to end it… I’m very fortunate to be on a stage as an actor. My career where I can now go, “You know what? I pick and choose.” .
Craig explained that he was frustrated with himself for referring to the physical demands of playing 007 instead of explaining the creative aspects of the spy series.
He said: “It’s my fault because I didn’t shut up about the fact that I had all these injuries.”
“I think to myself that I have ever spoken of them