Craig’d rather kill himself than keep playing Bond

Actor is fine if next choice for 007 is rapper Kanye West

LONDON: James Bond actor Daniel Craig says he would rather kill himself than reprise his role as the 007 agent.

Craig, 47, who will be seen as the spy agent for the fourth time in the upcoming film Spectre, said if he did another Bond movie, it would only be for the money, reported Time Out.

“I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists. I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on. For at least a year or two, I just don’t want to think about it. I don’t know what the next step is. I’ve no idea...”

The actor said he was not in discussion with anybody regarding his return as the British spy.

“I’m not in discussion with anybody about anything. If I did another Bond movie, it would only be for the money.”

There have been a lot of debate about who will take over as the next 007 agent but Craig says he has not thought about his successor.

“All I care about is that if I stop doing these things we’ve left it in a good place and people pick it up and make it better. Go for it. Embrace it... Just make sure you’re great.

“You’ve got to push yourself as far as you can. It’s worth it, it’s James Bond.”

However, amidst growing speculation about his successor, Craig has said he is fine if rapper-designer Kanye West plays the role of the fictional superspy.

The Skyfall actor, who has already hinted that a woman or a black actor may be playing the role of the James Bond character in the next movie, says that if it is West, then he should be brought on board now, reports

“Is Kanye the new one? F**k it, yeah, get him in now,” GQ Australia magazine quoted Craig as saying.

Irritated with the endless speculation about his successor — especially as he’s yet to call time on his tenure as Bond, the 47-year-old quipped: “You know Roger Moore’s also 200-1? So too David Beckham. Whatever... on the list of my priorities this is not even near the bottom.”

Perhaps his irritability when talking about his successor stems from the pressure he is under for the upcoming film Spectre.

“When I first started these movies I didn’t know any better — I was naive and didn’t worry about a great deal, I just got on with it,” he said.

“As they went on, the pressure built. People thought Casino Royale would bomb, it was a massive success and they were like, ‘What are you going to do now?’ Then Quantum of Solace, okay, it was difficult and a huge amount of pressure, but then with Skyfall, again it was, ‘What are you going to do now?’ Well, we got Sam Mendes on board and it suddenly became a bit easier,” he added.