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Daniel Craig: I'd rather 'slash my wrists' than play James Bond again

The new James Bond film is just around the corner, but if you've been a fan of Daniel Craig's 007, you'll want to savor these final few hours with him — because he never, ever wants to play Bond again. In an interview with Time Out London, the actor — who's been playing Bond for almost decade now since his debut in 2006's Casino Royale — stressed that this is absolutely it. When asked if he could imagine doing another movie, Craig was incredulous: "Now?" he said. "I'd rather break this glass and slash my wrists. No, not at the moment. Not at all. That's fine. I'm over it at the moment. We're done. All I want to do is move on."

Just in case you didn't get the picture:

Do you care who plays Bond after you?Look, I don't give a f--k. Good luck to them! All I care about is that if I stop doing these things we've left it in a good place and people pick it up and make it better. Make it better, that's all.

You won’t be backseat-driving then?Oh Christ, no. How f--king sad would that be? "Oh look, it's Daniel Craig, he's on set again!" No!

If an actor was offered Bond and came to you looking for advice, what would you say to him — or her?Literally I'd say two things. Firstly, it's your decision. Don't listen to anybody else. Well, do listen to everybody, but you have to make the choice at the end of the day. It's your bed to lie on. And don't be s--t! Don’t be s--t. You've got to step up. People do not make movies like this any more. This is really rare now. So don't be s--t. [Time Out London]

Prepare to bid Craig farewell — Spectre hits theaters November 6.