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Daniel Craig Shares Some Blunt Advice For The Next James Bond

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Daniel Craig Shares Some Blunt Advice For The Next James Bond

WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE

Daniel Craig has offered some rather blunt advice to the next actor who is lucky enough to take on the role of James Bond.

The 53-year-old actor played 007 for the final time in new release No Time To Die which set a new record for the franchise, earning $6.3 million (£4.6 million) on the day of the opening previews in the US.

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With no clues only advice, Craig spoke to Kevin Hart on Straight From the Hart, and said: "There's a couple of things I'd say, but I mean, one is don't be s***."

He then went on to add: "I would say you've got to grab it and make it your own. I think that's the way to go forward.

"I mean, I just committed myself to it as much as I possibly could and tried to sort of elevate it as much as I could. I hope I've left it in a good place and I hope the next person can just make it fly.

"It's an amazing franchise, I still think there's a lot of stories to tell. The great thing about the Bond movies over the years - they've always changed with the times, they've always reflected the politics somewhat, they've reflected styles and fashion and music."

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Daniel Craig poses after unveiling his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Credit: REUTERS/Alamy Stock Photo
Daniel Craig poses after unveiling his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Credit: REUTERS/Alamy Stock Photo

When it came to being asked who he thought would be the next Bond, Craig replied: "Kevin, Kevin, Kevin, it's not my problem.

"I've got enough on my plate without having to figure that one out. That's a brain ache. I don't need that.

"Whoever it is, you know what, they'll find someone brilliant and it'll be great. And I'll be front and centre. I'll be at the front seat of a cinema with my popcorn and a drink because I can't wait."

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Some of the bookie's favourites for the next 007 are Tom Hardy, Idris Elba and Rege-Jean Page, with former Bond actor Pierce Brosnan backing Elba and Hardy.

But among the more out-there suggestions is The Greatest Showman's Hugh Jackman- and it's safe to say Craig wasn't a supporter.

During an interview on ITV's Lorraine, Craig was asked about Hugh Jackman telling him to enjoy his days of playing 007, to which he cut in with: "He's not gonna be it... over my dead body," he said with a smirk as Lorraine Kelly giggled.

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The clip from the interview has been trending on Twitter and Hugh Jackman himself retweeted it with the response: "Well ... that kills that rumor! Daniel, mate, you'll always be 007 to me. #NoTimeToDie. I'm IN." Jackman's response has been retweeted more than 1,300 times.

Featured Image Credit: Entertainment Pictures/Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Daniel Craig, James Bond

Rebecca Shepherd
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