Daniel Craig Reveals What He'll Miss Most About the James Bond Movies

By Allison Crist Oct 08, 2021 7:58 PMTags

The end of an era.

The wait is over for the highly-anticipated No Time to Die, but as fans of the iconic spy franchise are well aware, the film's arrival is bittersweet as it marks Daniel Craig's final James Bond film.

E!'s Erin Lim caught up with the 53-year-old actor on Daily Pop just as No Time to Die hits theaters today, Oct. 8, and he exclusively revealed what he's going to miss most about suiting up as the British secret agent—but not before he teased another giant franchise.

"Nothing's much bigger than a Bond movie, even those Marvel movies," Craig quipped. "We tend to do things kind of bigger than anybody else, not least of all because we're usually on amazing locations—we went to Jamaica and all these things—but it's the people I work with, genuinely. That's really who I have had the most incredible experiences with."

The same can't exactly be said for the physicality of the films. Asked by Lim if his body will be okay after all of the grueling stunt work, Craig joked "It will never be okay."

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Sitting alongside Craig was Lashana Lynch, the actress making history as the first Black female 007.

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"Everything seemed like a journey," Lynch explained, from getting the big news to initially meeting Craig. "Being able to talk about her and relish in her and teach different ways to explore Black narratives in cinema—especially in franchises—is, I think, the cherry on top. The 007 thing is just like a 'Whaaat?' kind of moment." 

Rounding out the star-studded No Time to Die cast is Rami Malek, who plays 007's latest nemesis. 

"It's always fun to play the villain, right?" Malek said. "They always think they're the hero of their own story."

Hear more from Malek and the No Time to Die crew in the above Daily Pop clip!