(NEW YORK) — On Nov. 9, Daniel Craig will be seen in theaters nationwide for the third time as iconic spy James Bond in the 23rd 007 adventure, Skyfall.
In a press conference promoting the film on Monday in New York City, Craig admitted the decision to play the character didn’t come without hesitation, but in the end it’s a decision he’s happy he made.
“I was just a little bewildered that they’d even come to me,” said Craig. “Of course I was concerned about being typecast…but you know when you weight it up, it’s not bad to be typecast as James Bond.”
The film series’ producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson have said publicly they want Craig to break Roger Moore’s record of seven 007 films, and Craig sure seems to be on board with that as well.
“I’m incredibly proud and lucky to be in this position…As soon as we get the script I’ll be really up for doing 24, and hopefully this will be a success and we’ll have some momentum,” he said.
Skyfall, which also stars Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, and Ralph Fiennes, centers on a villainous plot to attack Britain’s spy agency MI:6 and expose its covert agents in an effort to discredit Dench’s character M, Bond’s boss and friend.
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