"Look, I don't give a f**k," Craig told London's TimeOut as part of the Spectre press tour when asked if he cared who plays Bond after he stops. "Good luck to them! All I care about is that if I stop doing these things we've left it in a good place and people pick it up and make it better. Make it better, that's all."
Also in the interview, which is a fascinating, expletive-laced read, Craig says he would rather kill himself than jump back into making another Bond movie right away. He's not saying he wants to retire just yet, only that at this very moment he would rather take some time away before possibly coming back.
Asked if he could imagine doing another Bond movie, Craig said, "Now? I'd rather break this glass and slash my wrists. No, not at the moment. Not at all. That's fine. I'm over it at the moment. We're done [filming Spectre]. All I want to do is move on."
Pressed to confirm if he wants to move on "for good" or just for now, Craig said if he does return for another film, something he's said before he'd like to do, "it would only be for the money."
"I haven't given it any thought," he explained. "For at least a year or two, I just don't want to think about it. I don't know what the next step is. I've no idea. Not because I'm trying to be cagey. Who the f**k knows? At the moment, we've done it. I'm not in discussion with anybody about anything. If I did another Bond movie, it would only be for the money."Hey, it's an actor being honest everyone. Take note!
The full TimeOut interview features a lot of interesting insight into Spectre, the filming process, why he thinks the Internet is evil for famous people, and a lot more.
Spectre opens in theaters on October 26 in the UK, followed by a release in the US on November 6, and it looks rad.
Somebody get Idris Elba on the phone.