The actor will officially kick off his run as the famed detective character with “No Time to Die” on Friday
Daniel Craig Opening up about his final performance as James Bond In “No time to die”
Craig, 53, appeared on “Good Morning America” Tuesday morning, where he discussed major recent events in his life: playing the iconic British spy one last time, receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and an honorary one. Becoming a Commander in the Royal Navy.
Craig said it would take him more than a decade to settle his participation in five bonds movies and several video games since 2006’s “Casino Royale”. His tenure also includes “Quantum of Solace,” “Skyfall” and “Spectre.”
“I think it would take me 15 years to pick it all up. It’s so crazy. Getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it’s very real to me where I come from in life. So, yeah, I kind of I’m taking it all,” shared Craig.
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The actor also discussed his final journey as Bond as “very emotional”.
“It’s a big deal to think for a second about what was achieved and what these films mean to so many people. But it’s time to end. It’s done,” he said. .
Although he is leaving the franchise, Craig remained humble when he talked about what made it such a huge success over the years. He called his co-star Rami Malek a “lovely man” and described Lashana Lynch’s performance in the upcoming film as “amazing”.
“The kind of acting we put into these movies is always of a high standard,” Craig said.
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However there is one thing for Craig that bothers him when playing Bond: seeing himself in the role.
“Oh just awful,” Craig said with a laugh when asked what it was like to see “No Time to Die” for the first time. “I literally see myself going, ‘Why is he standing like this?'”
On Wednesday, Craig will be honored as the 2,704th celebrity to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In addition, his star will be located right next to Roger Moore.
Craig also looked to become an honorary member of the Royal Navy with the “GMA” hosts. “I think I can probably enlist now,” he said.
Before his appearance wrapped up, Craig was also asked to quickly reveal what some of his favorite things from the James Bond franchise have been over the years. He said his favorite car was the DB5, his favorite stunt sequence was in “Casino Royale”, and he dined at his favorite filming location.
“In the Atacama Desert in Paranal, Chile,” Craig said, “it’s one of the most incredible places I’ve ever lived in my life.”
Craig will officially kick off his run as the famed detective character with “No Time to Die” on October 8. Meanwhile, producer Barbara Broccoli previously stated in an interview with BBC Radio 4’s “Today” that the search for a replacement for Craig will not start There is no clear front runner emerging at this time outside of fan speculation, until at least 2022.