Actor Daniel Craig addmitted having struggled with anxiety over the role for James Bond film.
The new movie, No Time To Die comes five years after the actor’s last outing as the British agent in Spectre, and has now faced further delays due to coronavirus.
“I was like, ‘Is this work really genuinely worth this, to go through this, this whole thing?’ And I didn’t feel… I felt physically really low.
So the prospect of doing another movie was just, like, off the cards. And that’s why it has been five years.” Said Craig in an interview with GQ magazine.
The 52-year-old said preparing to play one of the most famous characters in modern cinema without seeing scripts beforehand caused him to have anxiety.
“I have suffered from it in the past,” he said. “I have suffered because it’s been like, ‘I can’t cope. I can’t deal with this.'”
Craig said he had regrets about not speaking up about the scripts for the previous four Bond films he starred in.
“I’ve kept my mouth shut before and I’ve stayed out of it and I’ve respected it and I’ve regretted that I did,” he told GQ.