Daniel Craig was 'p**sed off' at the Bond 'curse' talk around 'No Time To Die'

Ben Arnold
Contributor
No Time To Die (Credit: MGM/Universal)

There's no doubt that the production of the 25th Bond movie, No Time To Die, was a bit on the turbulent side.

But you'll get short shrift from Daniel Craig if you start talking about the 'Bond Curse'.

The 007 actor, who will be making his last appearance as Bond in No Time To Die, told GQ magazine that 'It pisses me off'.

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“Because I'm just like, 'Don't curse our movie'. And also, we're doing our best here,” he added.

The tumult was real, however.

First, Danny Boyle, the movie's original director, parted ways with the production, citing creative differences with Eon's Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson (Boyle later hinted that it was loyalty to his writing partner John Hodge, whose idea for the movie caused friction).

Daniel Craig in No Time To Die (Credit: MGM/Universal)

The movie was then delayed, while they secured new helmsman Cary Fukunaga for the role.

Then Craig broke his ankle while filming in Jamaica and had to be flown back to the US for treatment, resulting in another delay the production.

There was also an on-set explosion at Pinewood Studios last summer, which injured a crew-member and caused external damage to the 007 sound stage.

Craig also broached those suicidal remarks he made in the wake of finishing Spectre, remarks which were beamed around the world with little regard for context.

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The now-52-year-old actor was asked in the days following an international, multi-location shoot whether he'd be up for doing it all over again, to which he replied he'd rather 'slash his wrists'.

“I was never going to do one again,” he went on. “I was like, ‘Is this work really genuinely worth this, to go through this, this whole thing?’ And I didn’t feel… I felt physically really low.

“So the prospect of doing another movie was just like, it was off the cards. And that’s why it has been five years.”

Due to the worldwide outbreak of novel coronavirus, No Time To Die has suffered another setback too, with the release date now delayed from 2 April to 12 November.