Daniel Craig needed his Bond to die so he could move forward: ‘I don’t want to go back’
On the run from MI6, in New York City, London. A new Bond movie. And a dead Daniel Craig.
And a return to life as a British spy. And even to a life without Daniel Craig’s famous eyebrows.
In a short year, Daniel Craig has gone from being the man of the moment in the movie world to being dead in the movie world. And the biggest question on everyone’s mind: How much closer can Bond become to the iconic 007?
For Daniel himself, there’s one simple answer. And it has never been more important to him than right now: He doesn’t need to go back.
The 30-year-old actor is on the verge of the biggest moment of his life – and this isn’t a Hollywood movie or a TV show or even a play: This is real life. He is now just as much a man living as he ever was before he became the world’s most famous 007, and he is still completely and utterly in control of his decisions and his career.
“There could be an argument that I don’t even need to go back,” he tells the Herald afterwards, after speaking to media gathered outside his apartment by security staff. “I could take years off like I did on The Hunger Games and get back.
“But I need to make sure I have this year where I can be at my best, and make sure I’m going to have some time to reflect on my whole career. It’s going to be hard to take out the time. I’m not going to miss that much of Daniel Craig’s life, because that’s his life. He’s an amazing actor. And I’m pretty sure he’s going to have more than enough to keep himself busy.
“And I’m only here for a week. It’s time for me to be the man that I am. To not just be a spy, but to be a man, and have some time with my family. I need to show my kids that I’m still