Daniel Craig leaves Bond for health reasons – Film News | Film-News.co.uk
Daniel Craig has decided to stop playing James Bond due to injuries.
The 53-year-old actor makes his fifth and final appearance as 007 in the delayed ‘No Time To Die’, and has now surpassed the late Sir Roger Moore’s record as the longest-serving Bond with 15 years in a tuxedo.
Craig has been injured filming stunt scenes on every Bond blockbuster since his first appearance in “Casino Royale” in 2006 – where he lost two teeth – and it’s “time for someone else to try. now”.
In an interview with Candis magazine, he said: âI still do as many stunts as I can because I love the physique of this one – I always did, even before Bond.
âBut I’ve aged and I’m not bouncing around as well as me. I’ve hurt myself on every Bond movie since I started, that’s totally normal.â
When asked to confirm that “No Time To Die” would be his last release, he added, “This is absolutely the last. It’s time for someone else to get on with it now.”
Among other notable injuries, Craig cut his fingertip filming âQuantum of Solaceâ in 2008 and broke his ankle on âNo Time To Die,â but was able to be back on the plateau in two weeks thanks to the skills of his surgeon.
Craig will be sad in his license to kill because there has been “no downside to playing Bond” as the whole experience of portraying the suave spy has been a privilege.
The ‘Knives Out’ star said: “He has given me so many amazing things as an actor that I am extremely grateful to him and always will be. If I had any ambition as an actor it was was to work with the best people, and that’s what I did.
âLook, I was lucky enough to land one of the best roles in movie history, and I decided if that turns out to be the only thing I’ve ever done, I’ll be happy.
“There was nothing wrong with playing Bond. None at all.”