Daniel Craig made the news for the wrong reasons last week when he claimed he would rather ‘slash my wrists’ than do another James Bond movie after Spectre. The comments caused an uproar and seemed to pretty much place the final nail in the coffin that is Craig’s career as 007 (not that he cares that much).
Now, in an interesting twist, according to the New York Post’s Page Six, Sony executives have since told the star to ‘shut up’ and ‘stop bashing’ Bond.
It is also claimed that there have been problems on set, with re-shoots having taken place last month, just weeks away from the film’s release.
The source said: “They had problems initially with the script, Craig was injured on the set and needed knee surgery, and they were still doing re-shoots last month, even though the movie is out in weeks. It was a very difficult shoot, to say the least.”
They also cited another Hollywood source as saying: “Craig is pretentious and thinks he’s better than Bond, that it doesn’t give him the creative range he needs.”
Craig recently told Time Out (here): “I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists [than do another film]. No, not at the moment. Not at all. That’s fine. I’m over it at the moment. We’re done, all I want to do is move on.”
He added that he would return to the franchise “only be for the money”.
Spectre, also starring Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris, is due in UK cinemas on 26 October 2015.