In a clip circling social media James Bond actor Daniel Craig gives an emotional speech after completing his final scene on the latest 007 film, No Time to Die.
The speech was captured as part of the new Baillie Walsh documentary Being James Bond: The Daniel Craig Story.
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Streaming exclusively on Apple TV+ the new film features Craig as well as producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli in conversation.
The trio reflect on Craig’s time in the role, from his original casting and the reaction of the press, to each of his different instalments as the cinematic super spy.
Towards the end of the documentary they look back on Craig’s final scene he shot on No Time to Die and the footage of his speech is played.
“It was a historic moment” Broccoli begins as she starts the conversation, going on to say that “it was deeply emotional.”
Daniel Craig gets all emotional on No Time To Die’s set
We then see the footage of a tuxedo-clad Craig hugging crew members upon completing his last scene and addressing them with the following heartfelt words.
I know there’s a lot of things said about what I think about these films and all of… whatever, but I have loved every single second of these movies and especially this one, because I’ve got up every morning and had the chance to work with you guys. And that has been one of the greatest honours of my life.
The star becomes visibly teary and choked up by the end of his speech.
However, his words here seem to directly contrast some of the previous comments the actor has made about his experiences playing the secret agent.
In an interview with Timeout in 2015 when asked if he could imagine doing another Bond film he had this to say.
Now? I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists. No, not at the moment. Not at all. That’s fine. I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on.
Daniel Craig isn’t a stranger to controversy
This comment caused quite the controversy at the time and has followed Craig ever since.
However, the documentary also features some interview clips where Craig addresses these comments allowing him to further explain his answer.
In one clip from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Craig elaborates.
It was two days after I’d finished shooting the last movie, I went straight into an interview and somebody said would you do another one, and I went no. And instead of saying something you know with style and grace I gave a really stupid answer.
After the footage of Craig’s speech, he offers some further insight about what his time as Bond has meant to him.
His reflections are accompanied by Louis Armstrong’s iconic Bond theme “We Have all the Time in the World” which fans will of course know from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
He admits that “Leaving this role is not easy, it’s a really difficult thing to do.”
No Time to Die will be Craig’s fifth and final film as James Bond.
Being James Bond: The Daniel Craig Story is available to rent now on Apple TV+ and No Time to Die is released in UK cinemas on the 30th of September.
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