Rachel Weisz is certainly proud of her husband, Daniel Craig, for his 15-year tenure as James Bond for five installments of the action franchise, but she is not afraid to admit that she is pleased his time as the savvy British spy is over.
The actor began his stint in the iconic James Bond franchise when he took over Pierce Brosnan in time for 2006’s Casino Royale. He later starred as Bond in Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012), Spectre (2015,) and finally No Time to Die (2021). Besides him and Pierce, there have only been four other James Bonds, Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, and Timothy Dalton.
Rachel, who has been married to Daniel since 2011, has witnessed her husband film three of his five Bond films, and recently opened up about the relief she feels that his time as Bond is over.
Rachel Weisz opens up on Daniel Craig
Speaking on The News Agents podcast, the actress detailed the high-intensity and high-risk aspect of her husband’s job as Bond, seeing as he, à la Tom Cruise, opted to do his own stunts when filming the action-packed movie.
“It was very dangerous,” she recalled, revealing: “I mean, he got injured a lot because he did all his own stunts.”
Now that he is officially done with the films, she said:
“So, the danger quotient has definitely gone down…” adding: “It is a much less stressful time for him.”
Nonetheless, she maintained:
“I’m really proud of his time as Bond and I think he was really, really brilliant,” though not before adding: “But yeah, it’s much less stressful now, for sure.”
Richard Madden recently dropped some hints regarding James Bond. Since Craig’s departure, there has been much speculation of who will next take on the mantle of Britain’s most famous spy. Daniel Craig retired as 007 last year. It has been noted that the fans have been busy dream casting the role with actors of all types.
Many suggested that Henry Cavill, Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, and Tom Hiddleston be among the several actors to play the role. It has been further noted that the favorites to bag the role include LGBTQ actors like Bridgerton’s Jonathan Bailey, singer Sam Smith, and Thor’s Tessa Thompson. However, popular actor Idris Elba is not willing to grab the role of James Bond.