The 48-year-old actor hints he will return as the fictional British secret agent, saying, 'If I were to stop doing it, I'd miss it terribly.'
Daniel Craig appears to have a change of heart about portraying James Bond again. While talking about his acting career during the Beyond Bond panel at the New Yorker Festival on Friday night, October 7, the British actor told the crowd that he would miss the character "terribly."
Daniel, who previously said that he would "rather slash his wrists" than play 007 again, hinted he would return as the fictional British secret agent. "I've got the best job in the world doing Bond," he said. "The things I get to do on a Bond movie and the type of work it is, there's no other job like it."
"If I were to stop doing it - just say - I'd miss it terribly. It's one of the most thrilling things as an actor you can do," the 48-year-old actor shared. "I love this job. I get a massive kick out of it. And, if I can keep getting a kick out of it, I will."
Last month, James Bond producers said that they were still hoping for Daniel to return for more 007 movies. Executive producer Callum McDougall told "BBC Radio 4 Today" that the Pierce Brosnan successor was "absolutely the first choice" for the next big screen installment.
Daniel had reportedly been offered $150 million to sign on for two more movies in the spy franchise. However, he shot down the rumor by claiming that there was no conversation going on and everybody's just a bit tired."
Daniel's upcoming movie is "Logan Lucky". He will star alongside Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Hilary Swank, Katherine Waterston, Riley Keough and Sebastian Stan in the comedy film which is set for an October 13, 2017 release in U.S. theaters.