Daniel Craig doesn't 'give a f***k' who replaces him as James Bond

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 October 2015
Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig has admitted he doesn't care if a black actor is chosen to replace him as James Bond because he's confident "the right person" will be cast to portray the British spy

Daniel Craig doesn't "give a f***" if a black actor is cast as the new James Bond.

The 'SPECTRE' star, 47, has admitted he's not bothered who takes on the role of the lead character when he steps away from the franchise because he's confident "the right person" will be chosen to portray the British spy.

He is quoted by The Sun newspaper as saying: "The right person should do the job, and I don't give a f*** what colour their skin is. It shouldn't be an issue."

However, the handsome actor isn't so sure a female should play the secret service agent, but hasn't ruled it out.

He added: "[A female to play James Bond?] That's another story. But why not? Jasmine Bond?"

Meanwhile, although Craig previously hinted he was ready to quit the franchise after the upcoming movie, he has now insisted that he will make at least one more.

He said previously: "It's getting harder. But such is life. I'll keep going as long as I'm physically able. I'm contracted for one more - but I'm not going to make predictions.

"These movies don't get made very often. It's just the fourth time for me, a spit in the ocean. If you don't get excited about making a movie of this size with this cast, with Sam Mendes... then go home."

Craig's assertion that he will be back for another James Bond movie comes just one month after he seemed to indicate 'SPECTRE' was his last.

Meanwhile, 'Luther star' Idris Elba is the hot favourite to take on the lead role following Craig's departure.


  • 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…