Craig ‘didn’t want to be the guy’ who turned down James Bond

Last Updated: Dec 05, 2011, 13:25 PM IST

Washington: Daniel Craig has revealed that he took up the role of James Bond as didn’t wish to be forever known as the man who turned down the iconic super spy role.

The 43-year-old actor was flattered when the 007 producers approached him to replace Pierce Brosnan in the film franchise, but he had initially snubbed their offer, insisting Bond wasn’t for him.

However, he quickly had a change of heart.

“I thought, ‘How do you walk away from that? How do you ever rid yourself of it?’ You can’t,” Contactmusic quoted him as saying.

“I didn’t want to be the guy in the bar, drunk, going, ‘I could have been Bond. I was offered the job,’ and then some guy goes, ‘You dumb s**t!’” he added.

ANI