Daniel Craig shared his initial disbelief as being cast as 007 (Picture: MGM)
The actor, 53, who is preparing to say goodbye to Bond after over 16 years, made the comment at a Bafta event in London which looked back on his career ahead of the new installment in the franchise.
The star shared his initial shock at being cast in the once-in-a-lifetime role, explaining he never imagined it would happen to him.
He initially expressed doubt during a conversation with producer Barbara Broccoli, whom he told: ‘Thank you, flattering, but I think you’ve got the wrong guy.
‘Maybe you’re auditioning lots of people and you’re sort of trying to get a picture of it.’
But, to his disbelief, ‘Barbara had already made up her mind’ and her decision was final.
He joked: ‘You know, people used to say, “Oh you must have always wanted to be James Bond.”
‘I went, “Well, yeah, kind of as a kid I kind of thought about it. I want to be Spiderman as well, but I just thought it was never going to happen.”’
The Bond legend admitted he ‘never thought’ it would come on his radar, and the ‘pressure’ to live up to expectations and fill the shiny shoes of previous secret agents was immense.
He described his initial feelings about the role as ‘a momentous thing’ as he was given the opportunity to ‘come in and reinvent’ 007 and ‘make it fresh again.’
No Time To Die has been confirmed as Craig’s appearance as Bond, with speculation rife on who will tackle the challenge next.
The upcoming release, which is the 25th installment of the legendary franchise, promises to deliver action and thrill on a whole new level, despite almost 60 years of movies.
No Time To Die will show 007 living a blissful life beyond active service relaxing in Jamaica – that is, until old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA shows up asking for help.
Ultimately, Bond is ‘recruited to rescue a kidnapped scientist’ as he ‘finds himself hot on the trail of a mysterious villain, Safin (Rami Malek) who’s armed with a dangerous new technology’.
No Time To Die will be released in the UK on September 30.
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