With “Spectre” set to be Daniel Craig’s fourth outing as James Bond, questions continue to rise regarding when the 47-year-old actor will retire from the role.
Craig is officially contracted for one more Bond film, though has expressed in a recent interview thoughts about finishing off his run with “Spectre”. In a new interview this week with The Daily Mail, he says he’s not prepared to make a call about how much longer he’ll be around:
“I work myself to death… It’s getting harder. But such is life. I’ll keep going as long as I’m physically able. I’m contracted for one more – but I’m not going to make predictions. These movies don’t get made very often. It’s just the fourth time for me, a spit in the ocean. If you don’t get excited about making a movie of this size with this cast, with Sam Mendes… then go home.”
Craig says while the preparation for the role isn’t getting easier, the actual stunt work is because he’s doing less of it: “It’s getting easier because I’m doing less [stunt work]. I’ve got so many good doubles.”
Craig’s four is now equal with predecessor Pierce Brosnan, but lags behind Sean Connery with six and Roger Moore with seven appearances in the role.