This weekend we sat down with Daniel Craig to talk about his upcoming film Defiance (full interview to come) and he talked a bit about his role as James Bond. For the moment he appears to be done with the character and really just wants lie on a beach for a while. Although he does see the opportunity for new story lines that he would consider. Here is what he had to say…
Quantum of Solace was a huge worldwide success. For someone who works so hard on it, do you pay attention to the success it’s having at the box office?
CRAIG: I mean, of course I pay attention. It’s not like, ‘No. I’m not interested.’ It’s great. We couldn’t have expected it to do as well as it has done. We put the work in. We put the energy in and we made the best movie that we could. You can only hope from there on. If you knew that everything was a sure fire winner everyone would be doing it. So there’s always a risk involved and it’s been a pleasure to do it so well.
Is there going to be a trilogy?
No. No fucking way [laughs]. I’m done with that fucking story. I want to lie on a beach for the first half hour of the next movie, drinking a cocktail. I don’t know what we’re going to do with the next one. I know that we’ve finished this story as far as I’m concerned and we’ve got a great set of bad guys. There’s an organization that we can use whenever we want to use it. The relationship between Bond and M is secure and Felix is secure. We can try to find out where Moneypenny came from and where Q comes from. Lets do all that and have some fun with it.
With the studio doing so well with these movies I’m sure they want to get started again quickly. Are you interested in doing another project like Defiance before the next Bond film?
We don’t know when we’re going to do the next ‘Bond’. Certainly no one is thinking about it just at the moment and we’re going to give it a rest for the moment. If we can squeeze something in, if I can do something next year I will, but I haven’t found out what that’s going to be yet, but not another ‘Defiance’, not in the cold.