Mark Strong says Daniel Craig is done with James Bond

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Daniel Craig commented before that he didn’t want to play James Bond again. He joked that he would rather “slash” his wrist than to portray the double agent in the future. Now we have his good friend Mark Strong also chiming in about Craig as Bond during an interview with ShortList while promoting the upcoming Grimsby comedy movie.

“Do you know what, I’d have loved to have played the villain in a Bond movie while Daniel was doing it because he’s a pal and that would have been great,” Strong said. “But I think he’s come to the end of his Bond time and so it’s probably never going to happen, but that would have always been great.”

“Having played so many villains, it would have been wonderful to have done the villain of villains, if you like. Because a Bond villain has a status all of his own.”

When asked if Strong could change Craig’s mind, he said, “Well, I will try, believe me, I will do my best. But there are powers at work greater than us who make all these decisions.”

He added, “He has been [wonderful] and he’s loved it. But I think he feels like he’s mined it. He’s done what he wants with it.”

“That point has come.”

Grimsby hits theaters on February 26th.

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