It’s been almost exactly a year since James Bond actor Daniel Craig told reporters “Who the fuck knows?” when asked if he’d star in a Bond movie ever again. Craig has spent that year lining up new projects, (reportedly) fielding big money offers from Sony, and generally recovering from the apparently grueling Spectre shoot. But now, with the holidays fast approaching, it sounds like Daniel Craig might once again have some fucks of his own to give.
Speaking at the New Yorker Festival on Friday, Craig expressed, if not regret, then at least a certain wry amusement toward his previous statement that he’d rather “slash his wrists” then take up the part of Bond again. “They say that shit sticks, and that definitely stuck,” he said with a laugh. “It was the day after filming. I’d been away from home for a year.” He also expressed affection for the part, saying, “As far as I’m concerned, I’ve got the best job in the world. I’ll keep doing it as long as I still get a kick out of it. If I were to stop doing it, I would miss it terribly.”
Craig is currently attached to Steven Soderbergh’s next movie, Logan Lucky, opposite Channing Tatum. He’s also part of Showtime’s Jonathan Franzen adaptation, Purity, and Kings, with Halle Berry. Given his packed schedule, then, it’s not surprising that Craig said there have been “no conversations” about the next Bond film. “Everyone’s a bit tired.”