Daniel Craig: ‘I’ve got a contract that somebody will happily wipe their a– with’

Daniel Craig is such a curmudgeon. Sometimes I enjoy it – like, I still love that he bitched about the Kardashians, just because it was really funny. Sometimes I don’t enjoy it so much – hearing Daniel talk about politics or critical opinion just reminds me that he’s kind of an a—hole with a bad attitude. I think Daniel feels that this is part of his public persona now – he’s the curmudgeon who curses throughout an interview in an attempt to “keep it real”. He’s the dude who hates most people and most things but can’t really explain why in a mature and thorough way. And now Daniel is trying to explain why he’s just “over” the whole James Bond thing. And he sounds like an a—hole.

Daniel opened up to Rolling Stone magazine before the release of the movie to reveal how keen he was to get out of his lengthy contract with producers. And he even dismissed it saying he would happily ‘wipe a**’ with his contract.

He told the publication: ‘I’ve been trying to get out of this from the very moment I got into it. But they won’t let me go, and I’ve agreed to do a couple more, but let’s see how this one does, because business is business and if the **** goes down, I’ve got a contract that somebody will happily wipe their a** with.’

Although he may have since had a change of heart thanks to the popularity of Skyfall, his first offering as the superspy since 2008′s Quantum of Solace. The 23rd movie in the spy franchise has now certainly made a huge impact.

Not only did it smash box office records in the UK in its opening weekend, but the movie instantly became the number one film in an astonishing 25 markets overseas.

And if that wasn’t enough, it also grossed $77.7 million with its opening weekend of release.

The film, starring new Bond girls Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe, opened to an astonishing $32.4 million (£20.1 million) in Britain alone.

According to Deadline.com, the figure means that it is the biggest opening weekend for a film in 2012 so far, it smashed the all-time Saturday attendance record AND was even the second biggest Friday to Sunday opening off all time in the UK.

[From The Mail]

Lovely. Like someone forced him at gunpoint to sign a lucrative new contract for two more Bond films, and he’s publicly declaring that if Skyfall doesn’t make bank (which it is), he’ll wipe his ass with his new contract, or the producers will wipe their asses with his contract. How professional. How diplomatic. How charming.

I mean, I would still hit it. But I’m getting to the point where the sexual fantasy is more of a fullblown hatef—k in which Daniel is wearing a ball-gag rather than passionate lovemaking.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. marie says:

    could it be that he’s getting some percentage of the profit instead of having a large contract? if so, then while it may not have been the best way to see it i get where he’s coming from..

    Or maybe I’m just giving him a pass cause I had a really great dream about him.

  2. Gracie says:

    He’s eyes are fucking creepy. He is also an old fart who should just shut up and smile, he’s making millions off a relatively easy job, suck it up!

    • CooCooCatchoo says:

      Soooo agree with you. What a self-important, spoiled douchebag. I was truly surprised that he agreed to host SNL – he takes himself way too seriously. I always thought he was creepy looking, too.
      Totally surprised to find out that I’m actually 6 months older than him – he always struck me as a grumpy old fart. He needs to put on a pair of Chuck Taylors and chase a three year old all day like me – it’ll keep him young and happy lol!

    • T.C. says:

      It still means he is only willing to stick around if the movie makes bank and he doesn’t care about the franchise. So why stick around only to bitch, bitch, bitch.

  3. Leni says:

    I think ungrateful actors should have enough professional couth to keep their mouths shut while still under contract. ‘Normal’ people would get fired but then we do not get that paycheck either or all the freebies. Sorry Danny Boy, get over yourself.

  4. stacey says:

    Ummmm… he was most certainly joking! You cannot gauge sarcasm or humour from an transcribed interview unless the transcriber writes “haha” as they often do for American audiences. Non Americans have a different sense of humour. He is making fun as this is the best and most popular set of films he has done.

    He is being humble… like Ohhh if they dont want me and I dont do a good job anymore, ill happily step down!! It’s a form of self awareness possibly missing from some types of actors!

    • carrie says:

      i think it’s out of context and a misquote

    • jinni says:

      Why is it that every time a British person says something that is blatantly rude or catty, it’s always chalked up as some kind of mysterious humor that we non-British/non-anglophile just can seem to pick up on?

      You’d think the people that come from the country that invented the English language would be able to express themselves in that language better than any other English speakers.

      • LittleDeadGirl says:

        Your comment made me laugh. So true! It’s like it’s a magical island. It’s possible from the second part of the quote he meant the studio could drop him in a heartbeat but from the first part of his quote he specifically said “I’ve been trying to get out of this from the beginning” … then why did you sign on dude? It’s not like you didn’t know what making a Bond movie entailed … there’s been 100 of them.

    • Lucrezia says:

      I read it as sarcasm too.

      I was actually kind of suprised the source was the Daily Mail, I thought it was fairly obvious British humour. But the DM article seems fail at reading comprehension:

      “if the **** goes down, I’ve got a contract that somebody will happily wipe their a** with” just means “if this film is a flop, the producers won’t want me back, and will happily destroy my contract.”

      The DM interpreted that as Daniel Craig saying HE would happily wipe his own ass with it.

      Really, DM? You think he’s talking about himself in the third person? Who does that? (Other than Kellan Lutz.)

  5. Izzy says:

    I guess we now know where Rooney Mara learned her ungrateful attitude.

    • carrie says:

      to her family!(i guess)

      i saw a long interview with Craig and her together on the french tv and during the end credit,you can see her to ask to the journalist ” was i awful? i know i’m awful in interview!” the journalist replied “no,it looks good” but you can see that she doesn’t believe him

  6. platynum says:

    Oh my goodness, I just love this man. HE doesn’t minced his words and does not give two sh*ts about who doesnt like him….. yeaa (like the opening of CSI Miami)

  7. Sandy Pandy says:

    OK – LOVED the ball gag comment, LOLLL.

  8. BendinInTheWind says:

    Not sure if I’m missing something, but that quote sounds COMPLETELY different to me:

    Saying that “somebody” would happily wipe their ass with his contract sounds like he’s referring to the studio. They the studio could drip him in a heartbeat if they found a more profitable Bond (which makes sense with all the recent speculation of who’s going to follow in his footsteps) and wipe their ass with HIS contract.


    • Christina says:

      I don’t think so. If you look at the whole quote, he’s talking about how he’s long been ‘trying to get out of this’ and how he was talked into signing another contract. So I don’t think the ‘somebody’ refers to the studio, since he’s talking about how much the studio was trying to hold onto him.

      I do, however, think the comment was intended as a joke, but it didn’t com off very well. Which is unfortunate. Given the current economic climate, people aren’t going to take too kindly to grumpy millionaire actors moaning about their lot.

  9. La Calabaza says:

    He looks so unsexy to me. I don’t get his appeal.

  10. lori says:

    i don’t see anything manly about his attitude. I say this everytime you post articles about him ” dude is likely a crier in the sack”.

  11. LadyMTL says:

    I’m not a huge Craig fan (tho I love him as Bond, go figure) but I think this was meant to be sarcastic or joking; it certainly read that way to me. Now I know very well that he can be a grumpy old coot but at the same time he never struck me as the type to bite the hand that feeds him.

  12. Ally says:

    Oh come on, you don’t need to British, American or any other nationality to get the humour, he’s so obviously taking the P out of himself.

  13. melissa says:

    “I mean, I would still hit it. But I’m getting to the point where the sexual fantasy is more of a fullblown hatef—k in which Daniel is wearing a ball-gag rather than passionate lovemaking.”

    omg i laughed so hard i might have peed a little.

  14. G says:

    1. He’s not hot to me and looks like the guy that tears at his face in the old Poltergeist movie.

    2. This comes from the same guy that starred in Cowboys vs Aliens.

    That is all

  15. SFRowGuy says:

    Daniel needs to stop being so snarky.

  16. Aud says:

    For me, I’m really off the franchise with him in it.
    Can’t bear looking at him ‘pouting’ as Bond, and I can’t really bear looking at him in any other film he has been in, including the earlier films (pre-Bond).
    It will be a first for me, but after the nightmare that was Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale, I’ll wait it out and rent Skyfall on DVD.
    I’m thinking that Broccoli productions are paying off media en masse to give good reviews.
    The fact that they had to dye Javier Bardem’s blonde a la Christopher Walken, says it all really.