Ellen Pompeo Slams Daniel Craig Over ‘James Bond’ “Slash Wrists” Remarks

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Ellen Pompeo Slams Daniel Craig

By Andrew Shuster

Ellen Pompeo Slams Daniel Craig

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Ellen Pompeo slammed Daniel Craig on Twitter Thursday over the actor’s recent remarks insinuating that he’d rather kill himself than return for another James Bond movie.

The upcoming 007 flick Spectre will mark the fourth time that Craig has portrayed the iconic secret agent, but in a recent interview with Time Out London, Craig indicated that he would choose suicide over doing another sequel. The actor revealed, “I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists… I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on.” He added, “Look, I don’t give a (bleep). Good luck to them!”

In response to the article, Pompeo later tweeted, “This dude needs a reality check.” It isn’t entirely clear what aspect of Craig’s comments rubbed Pompeo the wrong way. On one hand, the actress may have interpreted the James Bond star as being ungrateful for the biggest role of his career. Another possibility is that Pompeo took offense to Craig making light of suicide. Either way, the actress was obviously irked by his interview.

However, Pompeo did somewhat reverse course later on when one of her followers pointed out, “There is a good chance that’s not exactly what he said, the media can embellish things.” The actress tweeted back, “You are absolutely right! I certainly have been there.” Another user wrote, “but true fans (and reasonable people) know that the media tends to blow up everything and twist it to get a good headline.” Pompeo responded, “Yes they do #smart girl!”

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