Daniel Craig was “being sarcastic” when he explained he needed to “move on” from playing James Bond, according to his costar Naomie Harris.
“Daniel lives and breathes Bond,” said the actress, who will reprise her role as Moneypenny in the new film Spectre, which comes out later this month.
Time Out magazine lately quoted Craig as saying he’d “rather slash [his] wrists” than make a fifth Bond movie.
Harris, though, said the performer’s words had been “blown out of proportion”.
“It was not as he intended it,” she told BBC News, claiming her co-star’s “sense of humour… doesn’t come across particularly well in print”.
Discussing in a promotional event for technology that attributes in Sam Mendes’ movie, Harris continued:
“It’s easy to take something that someone says in passing and blow it completely out of proportion. I think that’s what’s happened here, so I don’t really believe those comments at all.”