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No Time to Die, the final bow as James Bond for actor Daniel Craig, finally hits theaters this week after a number of pandemic-related delays. Ahead of the Cary Fukunaga-directed entry’s release, Craig stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to talk all things 007 and reflect on the honor of getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
About a minute into the interview, Kimmel noted the unique distinction by joking about its importance.
“Is that meaningful to you, as a Brit? I mean, you understand that’s the biggest thing we have here, right?” the host said. For Craig, the star is a “massive” honor and marks somewhat of a full circle moment for the actor.
“I mean, it’s massive and it’s weird and it’s kind of strange,” he explained. “I came here in, I don’t know, 1990 when I was 21 years of age. [This] was one of the first places I visited. I came here.”
Craig’s star is located in front of a Marshalls department store and next to the star for fellow Bond alum Roger Moore. Asked what his life was like back in 1990 when he first visited the area, Craig declined to elaborate. “I don’t know if I could talk about it, really,” he said. “There was a lot going on. It was not how I imagined it was gonna be.”
Around the 4:40 mark in the video up top, Kimmel pointed out that No Time to Die does indeed mark Craig’s last outing as the prolific spy character created by Ian Fleming.
Asked if he gets “any say” in who takes on the part next, Craig reminded the host that he does not, adding that he doesn’t want to “get involved” with that side of the process. “No, not my problem. …. I don’t want to get involved with that,” he said, prompting Kimmel to go further by asking if he would have any issue with an “American being the next James Bond,” which was met with a correction from Craig.
“Why would I have a problem?” he asked. “You need to know something, because it’s already happened. I am a U.S. citizen, so it’s already happened. … You just need to, you know, you need to leave this alone.”
No Time to Die hits theaters this Friday. As recently reported, projections have the film set for a strong domestic debut despite those aforementioned delays complicating the rollout process.