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Daniel Craig reveals it feels ‘crazy’ that he is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame


Daniel Craig has revealed it feels ‘crazy’ that he is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as he reflects on his success as 007.

The actor, 53, appeared on Good Morning America on Tuesday to discuss his last outing as Bond as No Time To Die is released in the US later this week. 

He said on the show: ‘I think it will take me 15 years to unpick all of this. It’s so crazy. Getting a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, that’s so surreal to me from where I come from in life. So, yeah I’m kind of just taking it all in.’

Actor: Daniel Craig has revealed it feels ‘crazy’ that he is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as he reflects on his success as 007

‘To think back for a second of what was achieved and what these movies have meant to so many people it’s such a big deal. But it’s time to finish. It’s done.’

During the interview he also spoke fondly of his co-stars, calling Bond villain Rami Malek a ‘lovely man’ and described Lashana Lynch’s acting in the new film as ‘amazing.’

He added: ‘The type of acting we get involved with in these films is always such a high standard.’

Exciting: The actor, 53, appeared on Good Morning America on Tuesday to discuss his last outing as Bond as No Time To Die is released in the US later this week

Exciting: The actor, 53, appeared on Good Morning America on Tuesday to discuss his last outing as Bond as No Time To Die is released in the US later this week

The star also opened up about how he feels watching himself back in the films, saying: ‘Oh just horrible! I’m literally watching myself going, ‘Why is he standing like that?”

At the end of his TV appearance Daniel was asked what the best parts of being Bond were for him, revealing that his favorite car was the DB5, his favorite stunt sequence took place in Casino Royale, and his favorite filming location was Paranal, in the Atacama desert in Chile.

It comes after reports that No Time To Die has had the biggest UK opening weekend for a James Bond film after it grossed an impressive £21million.

Reflecting: He said on the show: 'I think it will take me 15 years to unpick all of this. It's so crazy. Getting a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, that's so surreal to me' (pictured at the world premiere)

Reflecting: He said on the show: ‘I think it will take me 15 years to unpick all of this. It’s so crazy. Getting a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, that’s so surreal to me’ (pictured at the world premiere) 

Funny: The star also opened up about how he feels watching himself back in the films, saying: 'Oh just horrible! I'm literally watching myself going, 'Why is he standing like that?'

Funny: The star also opened up about how he feels watching himself back in the films, saying: ‘Oh just horrible! I’m literally watching myself going, ‘Why is he standing like that?’

Daniel‘s final outing as 007 beat both Skyfall and Spectre which both made £20million at the British box office in their first three days. 

According to The Sun, bosses are expecting the flick to be the third most successful Bond film internationally after its release was delayed by months due to Covid-19 

This year’s film opened in a record-breaking 772 cinemas in the UK and Ireland on Thursday, 25 more than the previous record holder, 2019’s Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker, making it Universal’s widest ever release in the UK territory.

Skyfall, Daniel’s third outing as 007, opened in 587 cinemas when it was released back in 2012. 

Pals: During the interview he also spoke fondly of his co-stars, calling Bond villain Rami Malek (pictured) a 'lovely man' and described Lashana Lynch's acting in the new film as 'amazing'

Pals: During the interview he also spoke fondly of his co-stars, calling Bond villain Rami Malek (pictured) a ‘lovely man’ and described Lashana Lynch’s acting in the new film as ‘amazing’

Dapper: Daniel looked smart as he appeared on Good Morning America, wearing a black suit

Dapper: Daniel looked smart as he appeared on Good Morning America, wearing a black suit 

Fun: The star was every inch the suave spy as he chatted on set

Fun: The star was every inch the suave spy as he chatted on set 

Dapper: Daniel looked in good spirits as he larked around on set

Dapper: Daniel looked in good spirits as he larked around on set 

More than 30,000 people bought tickets for midnight screenings of the film in the UK and Ireland and 1.6 million tickets were sold for the first four days after opening, 12% more than Spectre but similar to Skyfall.

MailOnline has contacted production company Eon Productions for comment.  

Skyfall has been the most financially successful Bond film to date with £820million at the box office while Spectre earned £646million.

No Time To Die scored an overseas record amid the pandemic with a £87.7million ($119.1 million) international opening in 54 markets.  

The debut marks the third-highest Friday gross in October, as well as the third-highest Friday gross in the James Bond franchise. 

Daniel Craig’s final stint as 007 won’t be released in the US until October 8, so it’s likely to get another big boost then. 

No Time To Die was delayed by a total of 18 months due to the ongoing Covid crisis, but was finally set for release on 30 September.  

The film was originally scheduled for release in November 2019 but was postponed to February and then April 2020 following the departure of original director Danny Boyle due to creative differences.

Success: It comes after reports that No Time To Die has had the biggest UK opening weekend for a James Bond film after it grossed an impressive £21million (pictured are Daniel and Ana de Armas in the film)

Success: It comes after reports that No Time To Die has had the biggest UK opening weekend for a James Bond film after it grossed an impressive £21million (pictured are Daniel and Ana de Armas in the film) 

A China premiere and publicity tour was cancelled in April 2020 due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, originally pushing the release back to November 2020.

In October 2020 it was delayed again to April this year, with further delays happening in January and February of this year, with the world premiere date being announced as 28 September last month.

The film has placed ninth in the top 10 of most expensive films ever made, costing £232m.   

NO TIME TO DIE REVIEWS: Magnificent and extravagant

THE DAILY MAIL  

Rating:

‘[No Time To Die is] an explosive, tense, daring, and most of all surprising adventure, toying with our preconceptions about the world’s greatest secret agent and exploring his personal life more intimately than ever before.’

THE GUARDIAN  

Rating:

Craig’s final film as the diva of British intelligence is an epic barnstormer, with the script delivering pathos, action, drama, camp comedy, heartbreak, macabre horror, and outrageously silly old-fashioned action in a movie which calls to mind the world of Dr No on his island.

THE TELEGRAPH

Rating:

Cary Joji Fukunaga’s extravagantly satisfying, bulgingly proportioned last chapter to the Craig era, throws almost everything there is left to throw at 007 the series can come up with.

DIGITAL SPY 

Rating:

It might have taken its time getting him, but No Time to Die confirms that whoever the next James Bond is, they’ve got some big shoes to fill.

THE SUN 

Rating:

In his final turn as 007, Craig exits the franchise with a bang – as well as many crashes and several wallops. The stunts are simply spectacular, with one particular scene involving a motorbike in Italy that will leave you watching through splayed fingers in exhilarating fear.

EVENING STANDARD

Rating:

After Spectre, he famously said he’d rather slash his wrists than play Bond again. Instead, with the help of a talented team, he’s taken a razor blade to the idea of Bond. Craig bows out with his head held high. Way to go.

NME 

Rating:

For the most part though, and with so much at stake thanks to Covid decimating cinema, No Time To Die producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson should be applauded for taking some bold risks. The gobsmacking ending, in fact, may be the biggest in Bond history.

THE INDEPENDENT 

Rating:

While Craig is a consummate action star, director Cary Joji Fukunaga’s more radical vision of James Bond is fleeting, his film a rotating sideshow of old characters and plot points

EMPIRE

This film does things that no Bond film has ever done, and despite relying heavily on tropes that feel not only familiar but comforting, it is the unfamiliar things it does that make this such an exciting entry. 

SKY 

Spectacularly well shot, wonderfully dark villains (Rami Malek’s performance is faultless) and perhaps more depth than before, perhaps Bond really can save the day – for cinema in the short term at least.  

VARIETY 

No Time to Die is a terrific movie: an up-to-the-minute, down-to-the-wire James Bond thriller with a satisfying neo-classical edge. It’s an unabashedly conventional Bond film that’s been made with high finesse and just the right touch of soul, as well as enough sleek surprise to keep you on edge. 

 



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