HomeABC EntertainmentDaniel Craig reveals why he wanted to do one more Bond filmDaniel Craig reveals why he wanted to do one more Bond filmMon, July 19, 2021 by ABC NewsSHARE NOW Nicola Dove © 2020 DANJAQ, LLC AND MGM. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.For Daniel Craig, 2015’s Spectre was the last time he thought he’d be playing James Bond.“I thought I probably was physically not capable of doing another,” 53-year-old Craig, who suffered a torn meniscus during filming, told Total Film. “For me, it was very cut and dried that I wasn’t coming back.”However, two or so years later, the opportunity to explore a different side of Bond drew the English actor back in for one last hoorah. “It’s interesting to explore his emotions, because he’s a cut-off character. He doesn’t feel like other people, because he’s a killer,” he explained. “On Casino [Royale], he loses the love of his life, and then the shutters come down. On Quantum [of Solace], the flawed movie that it is, it’s about revenge. And Skyfall is about M. It’s about loss. They’re big themes. And I think, ‘Yeah! Why not have big themes?’”For Craig’s final Bond film, No Time to Die, the theme takes a turn. It’s about “love and family.”“Because what’s bigger than that?,” he asked. “Bond’s ‘family’ being Moneypenny and Q and M. And then Lashana [Lynch] comes in, and she’s like a distant cousin who you’re not sure about.”No Time to Die marks the end of Craig’s 14-year reign as James Bond, and while it’s been a rollercoaster ride, there’s no doubt that he’ll miss being a super spy extraordinaire. “I’m incredibly proud and honored to have been a part of it in the way that I was,” Craig shared, adding that the reason he got to work with “the best people in the industry.”“So I just think: if you can’t get excited about a Bond movie, what can you get excited about?,” he added.No Time to Die opens in theaters October 8.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.