Daniel Craig has promised to cut back on his James Bond stunts to remove the chances of yet more painful injuries. He made the vow to give actress wife Rachel Weisz some solace after she grew worried by the toll on his broken body.
The couple struck a deal as Craig (49) signed up to play 007 in the next movie, out in 2019 and as yet untitled. The star insists on doing nearly all his own stunts and has said: “I knackered my knee and had surgery, I’ve had my right shoulder reconstructed, my other knee operated on and my thumb got hurt.”
An insider said, “Rachel doesn’t want him in agony again. None of his aches and pains have gone away completely.”
That said, Gary Powell, Craig’s stunt co-ordinator, said it will be hard to get him to slow down. He said: “He’s intrepid. It’s pretty hard to stop him.”