Daniel Craig told to 'shut up' after bashing James Bond?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 October 2015
Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig has reportedly been told to "shut up" and stop bashing James Bond films by Sony executives after he claimed he'd "rather slash his wrists" than do another film for the franchise

Daniel Craig has reportedly been told to "shut up" and stop bashing James Bond.

The 47-year-old actor - who reprises his role as the British secret service agent in the upcoming Bond film 'Spectre' - is said to have been given a slap on the wrist by Sony executives after he recently claimed he'd rather "slash his wrists" than play the character again.

And insiders have told the New York Post newspaper's PageSix that Craig's animosity towards the popular franchise was brought on by the difficulties involved in the latest film.

A source said: "They had problems initially with the script, Craig was injured on the set and needed knee surgery, and they were still doing re-shoots last month, even though the movie is out in weeks. It was a very difficult shoot, to say the least."

However, it's not just 'Spectre' bosses that are unimpressed with Craig's attitude as 'Grey's Anatomy' actress Ellen Pompeo wrote on Twitter that, "this dude needs a reality check", after hearing about his remark.

A Hollywood insider told PageSix: "Craig is pretentious and thinks he's better than Bond, that it doesn't give him the creative range he needs.

"Plus he hasn't had a big hit movie outside of the franchise, and he blames that on Bond."

'Spectre' is set for release in the UK on October 26 and worldwide on November 6.


  • 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…