James Bond actor Daniel Craig previously brushed off the idea of returning to the franchise after No Time To Die as a director but has now dropped hints about the full extent of his off-camera involvement in the movies. In a recent interview with Top Gear magazine, he revealed just how much say he has in the making of the films.
“What I’ll miss most is the collaborative process that goes on when you make these films,” Craig said. “The Bond ecosystem is unique.
“I take part in a lot of this,” he explained. “I’m involved from conception to the end.”
The Bond star went on to detail his involvement in the process of creating films for the iconic franchise.
“I’m part of it in my head for a long time before we even start shooting and that includes getting physically ready, the meditative process,” he told the publication.
“This time, I played more sport, I tried to keep as agile as possible.”
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James Bond: No Time To Die star Daniel Craig revealed his true involvement in the movies (Image: EON)
James Bond: No Time To Die actor Daniel Craig was rumoured to potentially return as a director (Image: GETTY)
Craig, who was first named as Pierce Brosnan’s Bond successor 14 years ago, also opened up about finishing filming No Time To Die, which will be his last movie as 007.
“It was emotional to finish,” he admitted. “It always is to finish a movie you’ve been working on for two years, with a bunch of people you get very close to.
“I’m just immensely proud of the whole thing – of the five movies.”
The actor is bowing out as Bond after the release of No Time To Die, leaving the role open for a new actor.
Rumours previously surfaced Craig could return to Bond as a director after exiting the lead role, but he told German publication Express: “For God’s sake, no.
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