Los Angeles: Actor Daniel Craig rues that `Austin Powers` ruined the impact of the James Bond series.
The comedy series of `Austin Powers`, starring Mike Myers, took a dig at the Bond movies in many scenes.
"`Austin Powers` f**ked it. By the time we did `Casino Royale`, the Mike Myers spoof had blown every joke apart," the Esquire magazine quoted him as saying.
"We were in a situation where you couldn`t send things up. It had gone so far post-modern, it wasn`t funny any more," the actor added.
Craig`s first Bond movie was the 2006 release `Casino Royal`, followed by the 2008 release `Quantum Of Solace` and his third is forthcoming `Skyfall`, releasing Oct 26 in Britain.