Daniel Craig says that with the imminent release of "Spectre," his fourth film as the iconic British spy James Bond, he would like to be finished with the franchise.
"I'd rather break this glass and slash my wrists," than make another Bond movie, the 47-year-old actor told the magazine TimeOut London. "No, not at the moment. Not at all. That's fine. I'm over it at the moment. We're done. All I want to do is move on."
He allowed, however, that he may simply have been grumbling. "I haven't given it any thought," he said, when asked if he were ready to leave Bond for good. "For at least a year or two, I just don't want to think about it. I don't know what the next step is. I've no idea. Not because I'm trying to be cagey. Who . . . knows? At the moment, we've done it. I'm not in discussion with anybody about anything. If I did another Bond movie, it would only be for the money."
He was contracted to do "Spectre," opening Oct. 26 in Britain and Nov. 6 in the United States, following his turns as Bond in "Casino Royale" (2006), "Quantum of Solace" (2008) and "Skyfall" (2012). "That was all set up," he told the magazine. "But at the studio there was a real keenness to get it done as soon as possible. In fact, there was a conversation at one point that went: 'Let's film two movies back to back.' I just went: 'You're out of your . . . [expletive] minds.' In the nicest possible way. They're just too big."
He added that he doesn't care who succeeds him as Bond. "Good luck to them! All I care about is that if I stop doing these things we've left it in a good place and people pick it up and make it better. Make it better, that's all."