Daniel Craig has backed off earlier comments that he would rather slash his wrists than do another Bond movie, saying he just doesn’t know at this stage.

The latest Bond movie Spectre, directed by Sam Mendes, is released in the UK on Monday and has been getting glowing reviews.

Craig joined other cast members at London’s plush Corinthia Hotel on Friday to answer journalists’ questions on the new blockbuster.

He was quizzed about his comments to London’s Time Out magazine after finishing filming on Spectre that he had had enough and would “rather slash my wrists” than do another Bond movie.

But on Friday he told reporters that was just how he felt on the day, just two days after a exhausting eight months of filming.

“I don’t know, I don’t know if I’d do it again, honestly I don’t know.”

But Spectre producer Barbara Broccoli said she wasn’t planning to let Craig go.


“He’s the tiger we’ve got by the tail. I’m not accepting it’s his last one, he’s not going anywhere,” she said.

“Daniel is our secret weapon, he has just brought so much to the role … he made Bond very relevant, very real, very human.”

On portraying Bond for the fourth time, Craig said he tried to have more fun playing the spy following Skyfall, the highest grossing Bond movie ever.

“It’s someone I play, it’s not me, it’s someone so different from me, we’re miles apart as people.

“I just try and make him human.”

Craig said Bond women had changed over the years.


“The world was a lot more sexist back in the 60s in a terrible, terrible way and that’s not the way it is any more.

“There are certain elements of Bond which have a foot in the past, it’s making them clash and putting him up against strong women.

“I think it’s much sexier than him to be the dominant force in the scene.”

Craig told AAP it was “massively” important to him to get a co-producer credit on the film.

“Probably the high point of my career, I’m just so proud of the fact that my name comes up somewhere else on the titles.”

And the 47-year-old actor said he wants to be involved in more production roles in the future.


The film ticks all the Bond film boxes in terms of action, romance, humour, exotic locations, twists and a casually sinister villain played by Christoph Waltz.

Ralph Fiennes takes over from Judi Dench as M, Ben Whishaw plays Q, Naomie Harris plays Moneypenny and Lea Seydoux plays Bond’s main romantic interest.

* Spectre, the 24th Bond movie, is released in Australia on November 12.


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