Grey’s Anatomy’s Ellen Pompeo slammed Daniel Craig on Twitter Thursday for his anti-James Bond comments. Daniel Craig played in four of the James Bond saga movies: Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and the upcoming film Spectre, which opens in theaters at the beginning of November.
It was also insinuated that Craig would be playing bond in a future film, tentatively called Bond 25, which has no official details about the plot or characters. However, after some comments about how much he doesn’t want to play James Bond in the upcoming film, it’s possible that they’ll be looking for someone else to fill the famous role.
Pompeo took his words completely out of context when she responded to a news article claiming Craig told reporters, “I’d rather slit my wrist than do another James Bond film.”
It seems she thought that was a pretty silly thing for him to say, so she responded, “The dude needs a reality check.”
This dude needs a reality check https://t.co/adi4RYRXg3— Ellen Pompeo (@EllenPompeo) October 8, 2015
Except, that’s not exactly what Daniel Craig told the media. He did say something about slitting his wrists, but it was meant to be sarcastic. A euphemism to show his exhaustion at playing such a difficult role. As reported previously on Inquistr, when asked if he would rather do another James Bond movie, the full quote read as follows.
“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.”
Almost immediately after she posted the tweet, it blew up with comments about how it was taken out of context and that Pompeo should think before she types. Pompeo should know very well that the media can sometimes embellish a little when it comes to sharing news.
You are absolutely right! I certainly have been there https://t.co/3vHte187Em— Ellen Pompeo (@EllenPompeo) October 8, 2015
Another fan reminded her that the best fans don’t believe everything they read in the media.
The reason the Bond actor stated he might not be doing another movie was because he’s so exhausted from doing four James Bond films in quick succession. He even admits that, at one point, the writers and directors were talking about doing a back-to-back film, releasing Bond 25 much sooner than planned. But, Daniel Craig couldn’t bear the thought of being pulled into one more Bond film.
He explained that it’s very difficult to stay in constant shape just so he can play the iconic character. What’s more, he’s put a lot into the character, and trying to bring more out for another movie without it being dry and stale is a lot harder than people think.
“Every idea I’ve had for a Bond movie, I’ve stuck into this one,” he said. “It’s gone in. The Bond bank is dry. If you’re asking me what would I do with another Bond movie? I haven’t a clue.”
It sounds like he’s pretty burned out after an eight-month filming period for Spectre. One of the most difficult things about being the James Bond actor is that you don’t get very many breaks. Almost the entire film focuses on the title character, meaning Craig is needed on set pretty much every day for eight months while they film take after take. Not to mention, when you’re playing a character like James Bond, you have to hit the gym for hours at a time to stay in shape. You can imagine how exhausting that would make any person.
When asked if he would do another film sometime in the future, he gave a candid response.
“I can’t give you an honest answer at this point. It’s not that I’m trying to play hard to get. I’ve just given it no thought whatsoever. This movie has taken up two years of my life. And I just need a break. I need to get back to normal life. I need to reintroduce myself to my family who are not best pleased with me. The idea of planning ahead – I’m not trying to be coy. People want an answer and I don’t have one.”
Now that Ellen Pompeo knows the real story, she’ll likely think twice before slamming anyone else on Twitter for the media’s skewed comments.
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