Daniel Craig passed on the opportunity of playing as next 007, and let us know why? The era of Pierce Brosnan’s as James Bond came to an end during the late 2000s, by the time the 007 series were kept on hold, while it resumed in 2006 by releasing Casino Royale. It introduced us to the new James Bond actor, Daniel Craig. While the casting of Casino Royale, the director had others in mind. The first and top choice for the director Martin Campbell was Henry Cavil, but he was too young to be cast for the role.
Why did Daniel Craig almost Turn Down James Bond?
The studio also looked out for other actors for the 007 roles, like (Avatar lead actor) Sam Worthington, Rupert Friend ( Pride &Prejudice star), Julian McMahon (from Fantastic Four), Clive Oven (from Children of Men). These other actors were first considered to play James Bond. Later the production chose and liked Daniel Craig for the role, but he wasn’t ready for it first.
He wasn’t first ready for the role because of all the popularity and fame the 007 roles would bring to him. He knew how renowned the James Bond role was and playing that would make him instantly famous. So after reading the storyline of Casino Royale, Daniel Craig at first said that the story was strong and even the script was solid enough, but he said no to the role.
The Casino Royale producers were desperate to cast Daniel Craig for the role, but he wasn’t ready. Finally, Daniel Craig spilled the truth about what he felt about the role, and he said in an interview that he did not find himself physically perfect for the role and didn’t know whether he would fit in the role, which is the same as the Brosnan’s style and the previous James Bond actors. Later, it made Craig feel that this would go in a new direction and hence, he accepted to take up the James Bond role.
Casino Royale was released in 2006, and just like every other James Bond film, it gained a positive response from the crowd. It was for sure that once Craig took up the role, his life would be turned all upside down. The role has been life-changing for all the actors who have played James Bond and has gained them lots of fame and popularity. Daniel Craig has been cast in four James Bond stories, and all four have given hit on the box office.
James Bond surely did change Daniel Craig’s life, but the Daniel Craig and James Bond relationship is soon ending. The upcoming James Bond film “No Time To Die” starring Daniel Craig, which has been set to release in late 2020, is going to be Daniel Craig’s last James Bond film. This film will be an end to the role. Even if the role comes to an end, but the popularity and fame Daniel Craig gained due to it will forever remain in the hearts of 007 fans.