Daniel Craig Did NOT Say He’s “Done” Playing James Bond, Despite Report

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By Andrew Shuster |

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Daniel Craig has NOT officially announced he’s “done” playing James Bond, despite an inaccurate report that’s been wrongly picked up by numerous other outlets. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this story. We’re told it’s “totally untrue.”

According to the Daily Mail, Craig turned down a nearly $100 million offer to reprise the iconic secret agent in two more sequels. An unreliable source tells the publication that the actor supposedly informed MGM executives that the role “just wasn’t what he wanted” anymore. The tabloid’s so-called insider further claims, “Daniel is done. Pure and simple.”

The paper’s dubious source alleges the studio then threw “huge amounts of money” at Craig, but he’s refusing to continue on with the franchise regardless. However, Gossip Cop checked in with a source close to the actor, who exclusively assures only us that the tabloid’s claim is “totally untrue.” Gossip Cop is also told “still no decision has been made” by Craig as to whether or not he’ll sign on for more films.

It should be noted, Craig very well may not return to play the 007 agent, but he simply hasn’t come to that conclusion yet, despite the Daily Mail falsely claiming the actor turned down a massive payday. As Gossip Cop reported, right after he finished filming Spectre last year, Craig told Time Out London that he’d “rather break this glass and slash my wrists” than do another sequel. “I’m over it at the moment,” he added. “We’re done. All I want to do is move on.”

However, during a press conference closer to the film’s release, Craig admitted, “Sometimes I say things, like I did when I was asked two days after I just finished shooting for eight months, ‘Would I do another one?’” The actor explained, “That’s what was on my mind… But, I have the right to change my mind any time I want.” Gossip Cop will update when Craig does in fact make up his mind, but it hasn’t happened just yet.


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