'If I were to stop doing it, I'd miss it terribly:' Daniel Craig hints he MIGHT be on board for more Bond films but slams $150 million paycheck reports
He has been the subject of increasing speculation about whether he will take on another Bond film.
And on Friday, Daniel Craig gave his strongest hint yet that he might not want to turn his back on 007.
Speaking at the New Yorker Festival, he told the audience: 'I got the best job in the world doing Bond. The things I get to do on a Bond movie and the type of work it is, there's no other job like it.
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No truth: Daniel Craig rubbished claims he was offered $150 million for the next two Bond films as he attended the New Yorker Festival in the Big Apple for his Beyond Bond panel on Friday
'If I were to stop doing it – just say – I'd miss it terribly. It's one of the most thrilling things as an actor you can do.
'I love this job. I get a massive kick out of it. And, if I can keep getting a kick out of it, I will.'
But the star rubbished recent reports that he has been offered a whopping $150 million to sign on for two more Bond flicks.
'There's no conversation going on, everybody's just a bit tired,' he said at his Beyond Bond panel.
Making dollar! The actor, who sported a peroxide hairdo for his latest filming commitments for the upcoming flick Logan Lucky, confirmed there were was no truth in the hefty paycheck
Clearing up the rumours: The British star - who famously stated last year that he would rather 'slash my wrists' than do another movie as 007 directly addressed the comments
Moving on: Speaking further to journalist Nicholas Schmidle, the performer also stated that the franchise's spearheads, including producer Barbara Broccoli, were also focused on different projects
Reports initially surfaced that Daniel would be quitting the franchise after he stated that he'd 'rather slash his wrists' than do another Bond film.
However, the comments were made at the end of a gruelling press tour.
'When asked 20 feet from the end of a marathon: "will you do another marathon?" The answer is simple: no, I won't,' he told the assembled crowd.
The actor, 48, who sported a peroxide hairdo for his filming commitments for the upcoming flick Logan Lucky added that he enjoyed playing Bond, flaws and all.
'I like that broken part of him,' he said. 'That doing a job like that has a serious effect on your psyche. That's fun.'
Success: Daniel has starred in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre Read since 2005
Speaking further to journalist Nicholas Schmidle, the performer also stated that the franchise's principals, including producer Barbara Broccoli, were also focused on different projects.
Broccoli will be producing the off-Broadway production of Othello, which Daniel will star in himself from November through to January.
He's also soon set to star in the drama TV series Purity, giving front-runners Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba and Aidan Turner the chance to nab the role of the womanising MI6 agent.
Next project: Broccoli will be producing the off-broadway production of Othello, which Daniel will star in himself from November through to January
Who'll take over? In the near future, he is also set to star in the drama TV series Purity, giving front-runners Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba and Aidan Turner the chance to nab the role of the womanising MI6 agent
However, Callum McDougall, who has been a producer on a host of the Bond films, said neither he nor fellow producers Michael Wilson and Barbara hope to see a changing of the guard.
Asked who would be next to fill 007's tuxedo, he told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme: 'I wish I knew. We love Daniel, we would love Daniel to return as Bond.
'Without any question, he is absolutely Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson's first choice and I know they are hoping for him to come back.'
'We love Daniel': Callum McDougall, who has been a producer on a host of the Bond films, said neither he nor fellow producers Michael Wilson and Barbara hope to see a changing of the guard
Asked if the job was his if he wanted to sign up for another film, he said: 'Absolutely.'
His former co-star Dame Judi Dench, who played M opposite Craig three times, publicly stated she thought he needed a break from the Bond character.
She previously said: 'I should think he is exhausted, absolutely exhausted.'
Another blow for Bond came with the announcement that director Sam Mendes - who helmed the last two movies Spectre and Skyfall - was to step away from the franchise.
Leaving: Another blow for Bond came with the announcement that director Sam Mendes - who helmed the last two movies Spectre and Skyfall - was to step away from the franchise
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