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Daniel Craig ‘thought they got the wrong guy’ when he was offered the part of James Bond

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Daniel Craig ‘thought they got the wrong guy’ when he was offered the part of James Bond


Daniel Craig admitted that he believed producers had “got the wrong guy” when he was offered the famous role of James Bond.

Craig, 53, debuted as 007 in 2006’s Casino Royale and is gearing up for the release of No Time To Die, his fifth and final James Bond film.

He said that producer Barbara Broccoli, 61, had already made up her mind about casting him and that she later “bullied” him into returning for his fifth Bond adventure in No Time To Die, which will be released on Thursday.

During a discussion with producer Barbara Broccoli, he showed his skepticism, telling her, ‘Thank you, flattering, but I think you’ve got the wrong guy.

‘Maybe you’re auditioning lots of people and you’re sort of trying to get a picture of it.’

He said: “Barbara had already made up her mind. I never thought it would come on my radar. I was like, that’s such a lot of pressure and God almighty, that’s going to be such a momentous thing.


“Am I ready? I’m really enjoying what I’m doing. Look, I’m doing Munich. I’ve got, as far as I’m concerned, a really successful and satisfying career going. Why would I want to mess that up by doing this?

“I don’t know where my brain was but I have some good friends.

“I literally made a list of pros and cons. And the pros outweighed it. It was one of my closest friends who said, ‘This doesn’t happen to people’. He said, ‘You’re gonna regret this for the rest of your life if you don’t do this’ and like yeah, sitting in a bar going I could have been Bond. And now it’s just going to be: I was Bond, which is worse!”

Craig explained that he was given the chance to “come in and just try and reinvent it a bit, and try and sort of make it fresh again, and that’s what we’ve always tried to achieve with it”.

Craig went on to play Bond in five of the legendary franchise’s films. “I just realized I’ve been working with these people, some of them for nearly thirty years ’cause there’s a lot of people I just worked with in the film industry,” Craig said on the last day on set for “No Time to Die.” “It’s just always about the team and you know, Barbara makes an atmosphere on set where we’re a family.”

Daniel said he got into acting by sneaking into the Wirral cinema in his hometown.

“I lived in a small town and there was one cinema, a proper fleapit, and all the movies had literally been around the country five times before they got to us.”

No Time To Die will be released in the United Kingdom on September 30.

When asked who should be the next James Bond, Craig remained tight-lipped, stating, “Don’t ask that!” It’s not my problem, you know.”

Despite over 60 years of movies, the forthcoming release, which is the 25th edition of the renowned franchise, promises to provide action and thrill on a whole new level.

Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, Billy Magnussen, and David Dencik join the cast as new characters, while Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, Rory Kinnear, and Ralph Fiennes reprise their roles from previous films. The official summary for the film is as follows:

Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

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