Daniel Craig: I wanted to treat Spectre like an acting job

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 September 2015
Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig wanted to treat forthcoming Bond film 'Spectre' like an any other job and didn't get overworked by trying to make it any better than the last film in the franchise

Daniel Craig treated 'Spectre' like a normal "acting job".

The 47-year-old star doesn't want to exhibit any misplaced confidence about the forthcoming Sam Mendes-directed film before its release - and revealed he was not consciously trying to better the 2012 hit 'Skyfall' during filming.

He said: "Hubris is the enemy of filmmaking. To say 'yeah, we've got a movie' would just be stupid of me.

"We did everything we could, I think we put the money in the right place. We just tried to make it better - not better than 'Skyfall', but every day we tried to make it better."

Daniel initially felt a pressure to match the success of 'Skyfall', but quickly realised it was unhealthy and so he tried to approach the new movie in a relaxed fashion.

He told Total Film magazine: "At the beginning, but then after a while, you're are just like: what do you do?

"You can't kind of say, 'Ooh you've got to make it better than the other one'. I think if you think about that all the time, then ... All I wanted to do was treat it like an acting job."


  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 2h 28min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Stephanie Sigman
  • UK release: 26 October 2015

James Bond (Craig) comes up against a global crime syndicate, while back at home, the 00 programme is under threat from reckless moderniser C (Scott). With its swagger, dry humour and frequent, well-executed action it's a solid crowdpleaser, but the story is predictable, the characterisation is thin and overall it lacks…