Daniel Craig is cementing his status as one of the best Bonds ever. Funny how that’s turned out, considering how controversial a choice he was in the beginning, even spurring a malicious online movement called Craignotbond.com. At this point, no one can deny he’s been doing a great job in the role. It’s certainly no easy feat playing a British pop culture icon. A responsibility Craig takes very seriously, as he revealed in an interview with the BBC yesterday.
Craig cheekily declared that he intended to play 007 for as long as he can, and would “keep going until they tell me to stop”. With the franchise hitting its 50th anniversary this year, he admitted there were huge expectations for the film to be a success. However, he reassured that the team were “going to put on a good show”.
According to the BBC, Craig added although he wanted to leave his mark on the films, he was under no illusion he would have to eventually give up the role: “I know there’ll be someone after me, and hopefully someone after them – I’m just trying to keep [the series] going.”
Responding to comments about the weaker second outing “Quantum Of Solace”, he said: “The first one was a whirr – it was a new experience and flew by – the second one was the tricky second album, but this one we’ve really planned and got a great script. It’s going to be different from the last one, but it will still be a great Bond movie.”
Filming is currently still underway, at the 007 stage at Pinewood studios, after having spent several months on location in Shanghai and Turkey.
“Skyfall” is directed by Oscar-winner Sam Mendes, and also stars Javier Bardem, Albert Finney, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe and Dame Judi Dench. It premieres 26th October in the UK, and 9th November here.