Daniel Craig shares hilarious message for next James Bond actor

Joe Craven
Daniel Craig as James Bond in No Time to Die

Acclaimed James Bond actor Daniel Craig has shared a hilarious and simple message for whichever actor is next to take on the role of Ian Fleming’s super spy. 

Since Casino Royale blew audiences away back in 2006, Daniel Craig has been widely acclaimed in the role of Ian Fleming’s James Bond.

The British super spy has grown to be the center of one of the world’s biggest and most successful movie franchises, grossing hundreds of millions upon each film’s release.

However, the most recent installment – No Time to Die – has fallen victim to the ongoing global health crisis, seeing its original release date of April 2020 pushed back to November, and then even further to April 2021.

Daniel Craig will be hanging up the James Bond mantle after 'No Time To Die.'
Daniel Craig will be hanging up the James Bond mantle after ‘No Time To Die.’

With it previously confirmed that No Time to Die will be Craig’s last outing as the British double-0 agent, rumors have been swirling about who is set to replace him.

Some huge names in the acting world, including Tom Hardy and Idris Elba, have been touted as potential replacements. Whoever picks up the proverbial gauntlet will have a tough task keeping up with the gritty persona and critical praise Craig has received.

Luckily, the actor has some advice for whoever succeeds him in the role. During a virtual appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show, the British star shared his brilliantly simple words of wisdom: “Don’t f**k it up. It’s a beautiful, amazing thing. Leave it better than when you found it.”

We’re not sure if Craig’s advice will comfort his successor, or simply add to the immense pressure that comes with playing such an iconic character.

Either way, it went down well with the show’s host who couldn’t contain his laughter. Only time will tell who succeeds Craig as Bond, and what they will offer to the role.

Barring any further delays, No Time to Die will release in cinemas worldwide in April 2021.