MANILA, Philippines - In an interview with Rolling Stone to promote Skyfall in the US, Daniel Craig suggested that "the finish line for himself as James Bond is not far away," according to a report in UK website The Guardian.
"I've been trying to get out of this from the very moment I got into it, but they won't let me go," Craig reportedly told Rolling Stone.
"I've agreed to do a couple more, but let's see how this one does, because business is business and if the shit goes down, I've got a contract that somebody will happily wipe their ass with."
The interview appears to have been conducted pre-Skyfall; because at the world premiere in London last October, Craig told Andrei Harmsworth of the UK Metro:
"I’ve never been to a premiere like this in my life. I feel like a kid in a candy shop tonight.
"It’s a pleasure and an honor. I’m immensely proud — it couldn’t be a better setting," said the 44-year-old British actor, husband of actress Rachel Weisz who was in Manila during the filming of The Bourne Legacy opposite Jeremy Renner. (Craig reportedly quietly "dropped by" to be with his wife for a few days.)
It was Craig's 3rd Bond premiere. His first two movies as the suave spy were Casino Royale (2006) and Quantum of Solace (2008).
"I’ve never been excited like this before. It’s extraordinary," he added.
According to The Guardian, Skyfall has just passed the US$320-M mark of global box office receipts.
It opened in the US on November 9.
If you haven't seen Skyfall yet, here's the trailer: