James Bond star actor, Daniel Craig reveals how he nearly turned down the movie role when he was first presented the script… James Bond star, Daniel Craig has revealed he didn’t want the coveted movie role and nearly turned it down after reading the script for Casino Royale.
Daniel, 53, is bowing out of the role after No Time To Die, but has now admitted he nearly didn’t end up accepting the part he’s become so well-known for.
Speaking to The Sun alongside producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson, he told the story of how he never intended to become Bond.
He said: ‘Pierce [Brosnan] had done Remington Steele, Roger Moore had done The Saint — they had done these parts where people had gone, “That is James Bond.”
‘I had done weird arty movies. It was a harder sell. And I didn’t really want to do it, because I thought I wouldn’t know what to do with it.’
But he says he changed his mind after reading the script.
The actor added of the movie: ‘The story was solid, the script was solid.’
Barbara added: ‘Michael and I really wanted him, but the biggest problem was that he didn’t want to do it, he came into the office, and I said to Michael afterwards, “He wants to do it”.
Barbara admitted: ‘We kept freaking the studio out as they kept trying to get us to meet other people.’