No Time to Die premiere: Daniel Craig's blunt interview on Today show
Allison Langdon takes a swipe at Daniel Craig after the James Bond star’s VERY rude red carpet interview with a Today show journalist at the premiere of No Time to Die
An Australian reporter endured an excruciating interview with Daniel Craig at the premiere of his final James Bond film, No Time to Die, in London on Tuesday.
Craig shut down Nine News’ European correspondent Brett McLeod when he finally got a chance to speak to the 53-year-old actor on the red carpet.
When asked if he had ‘any preference’ as to who should replace him as the smooth-talking MI6 spy, Craig shot back: ‘Not my problem.’
Painful: An Australian reporter endured an excruciating red carpet interview with Daniel Craig (pictured) at the premiere of his final James Bond film, No Time to Die, in London on Tuesday
When the interview aired on the Today show shortly after 6am, co-hosts Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon couldn’t help but cringe.
‘What’s wrong with him?’ laughed Stefanovic.
‘It’s not hard, is it?’ added Langdon. ‘Make a bit of effort and answer a question!’
Ouch: Craig shut down Nine News’ European correspondent Brett McLeod (right) when he tried to speak to him on the red carpet. When the interview aired on the Today show shortly after 6am, co-hosts Karl Stefanovic (left) and Allison Langdon (centre) couldn’t help but cringe
The rest of the interview did not go much better.
McLeod began his questions by asking Craig: ‘Any sadness about this being the last time you’re going down the red carpet?’
‘I don’t know how much I’ll miss this,’ he said, gesturing to the red carpet that included members of the Royal Family.
‘Maybe. We’ll see. I’ll think about it tomorrow,’ he added.
Then when McLeod asked if he’d ‘do a Sean Connery’ and return to the role later in life, Craig answered bluntly: ‘Nope, definitely not.’
Blunt: When asked if he had ‘any preference’ as to who should replace him as the smooth-talking MI6 spy, Craig shot back: ‘Not my problem’
Craig apparently saved all his charm for the Royals at the premiere.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo actor only had eyes for the Duchess of Cambridge when he complimented her dazzling gown worn to the 007 world premiere.
The actor, who has stepped down from the famous role, told Kate ‘You look jolly lovely’ when she wore a sparkling gold Jenny Packham gown to the global launch of No Time To Die.
A quartet of royals, the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, attended the star-studded event at the Royal Albert Hall which gave the British cinema industry a much-needed boost.
Camilla shimmered in a pale blue chiffon gown by Bruce Oldfield and the royal men looked smart in their black ties.
The royal guests trod the very large red carpet and posed together for a picture before the premiere began after climbing flights of stairs flanked by members of the Armed Forces.
Somewhere you’d rather be? Then when McLeod asked if he’d ‘do a Sean Connery’ and return to the role later in life, Craig answered bluntly, ‘Nope, definitely not’
Awkward! When the interview was played back in the Today studio, co-hosts Karl Stefanovic and Ally Langdon couldn’t help but cringe
Among the line-up who later met the royals was Oscar-winning actor Rami Malek, who joins the franchise as villain Safin, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, one of the film’s screenwriters.
British actress Lashana Lynch has been cast as the first black female 00 agent, Nomi, and Lea Seydoux returns as Bond girl Madeleine Swann after her appearance in 2015’s Spectre.
Tennis sensation Emma Raducanu, who looked stunning in a long gown, was among the guests joining a number of healthcare workers and members of the Armed Forces as a thank you for their work during the Covid pandemic.
The movie, which will be Craig’s final outing as 007, was due for release in April 2020 but it was postponed as the first wave of Covid-19 broke and repeatedly pushed back as the pandemic took hold.
Later on during Wednesday’s red carpet extravaganza, Craig was also rather blunt with a Daily Mail reporter.
After asking the actor if he felt he had ‘said goodbye [to the James Bond role] quite a while ago,’ the Knives Out star answered, ‘No. No, not at all. No.’
He then stared the journalist down for several agonising seconds.
She finally said an awkward ‘Okay,’ before Craig strode quickly away.
Craig has benefited greatly from his most famous role over the years, with the actor boasting a net worth of about £116million ($160million).
Saving his charm: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo actor only had eyes for the Duchess of Cambridge when he complimented her dazzling gown worn to the 007 world premiere
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