LSE:Daniel Craig didn't want
to be Bond
Wednesday, 8th March 2006

LIFE STYLE EXTRA (UK) - Daniel Craig never wanted to be
James Bond.

The 38-year-old made the admission after receiving hate mail
from hardcore fans of the spy franchise.

He revealed: "I never really wanted to do James Bond.

"Don't get me wrong, I want to make big movies and I want to
make as much money as I possibly can, but there's not a
tremendous emotional challenge."

The 'Layer Cake' star also revealed that he's worried about
being blamed if 'Casino Royale' is a flop.

He said: "It's a dodgy place to be walking. I don't really want
to get the rap for destroying that franchise.

"I mean, that wouldn't be a good place to be."

Craig also admits to being a fan of the least popular 007's -
despite them being widely panned.

The actor said: "Timothy Dalton was great in the part but I
think the film makers tried to take the franchise in the wrong
direction and he got the rap for that.

"I think George Lazenby got the rap too. I think 'On Her
Majety's Secret Service is one of the best movies."