Daniel Craig Never Wanted 'James Bond' Role

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig, who plays James Bond in the upcoming Casino Royale, says he never wanted to play the role of 007.

The 38-year-old actor, who has reportedly received hate mail from some fans, said, "I never really wanted to do James Bond. Don't get me wrong, I want to make big movies and I want to make as much money as I possibly can, but there's not a tremendous emotional challenge," he told the Daily Mirror.

He added that he is worried that he will get the blame if Casino Royale is a flop. "It's a dodgy place to be walking. I don't really want to get the rap for destroying the franchise."

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