Daniel Craig’s time as the iconic superspy James Bond has come to an end. Despite stories of his desire to leave the 007 franchise over the years, Daniel Craig was noticeably shaken (and stirred) in a recently posted video. Taken on the set of No Time To Die, his upcoming fifth and final outing as James Bond, Craig emotionally expressed his thanks to the crew who worked with him on the Cary Fukunaga-helmed production that is finally hitting theaters next month.
“A lot of people here worked on five pictures with me, and I know there’s a lot of things said about what I think about these films or all of those, whatever. But I’ve loved every single second of these movies, and especially this one because I’ve gotten up every morning and I’ve had the chance to work with you guys. And that has been one of the greatest honors of my life,” Craig said with a quiver in his voice.
— Filmthusiast (@itsfilmthusiast) September 17, 2021
Throughout the years, Craig has not been shy about voicing his frustrations while playing James Bond. For example, in 2015, Craig said that he’d rather “slit his wrists” than play the character again. However, even after making such an intense remark, Craig returned to the role for No Time to Die.
While no one is ever likely to forget Craig’s harsh comments toward the franchise, it means a lot to see him get so emotional over it all coming to an end. It’s the end of an era, really, and the journey would not have been possible without the talented cast and crew that helped make it happen. Hopefully, Craig will continue to look back on his time as 007 fondly and keep those worked on the films close to his heart.
After many delays due to the pandemic, No Time to Die will open in theaters on October 8th.