James Bond Co-star Naomie Harris: Daniel Craig's Wrist-Slash Quote Blown "Out of Proportion"


The actress, who's reprising her role as Eve Moneypenny in 'Spectre,' claims the longtime 007 was "just being sarcastic."

Daniel Craig's James Bond franchise co-star Naomie Harris is downplaying Craig's recent comments to Time Out London, including him telling the magazine he'd "rather ... slash my wrists" than make another Bond film.

Harris, who played Eve Moneypenny opposite Craig's secret agent in Skyfall and reprises her role in the upcoming Spectre, told BBC News that Craig was "just being sarcastic."

"It was not as he intended it," said Harris — at a promotional event for some of the technology in Spectre — of Craig's extreme comments about wanting to move on from the franchise.

Craig's "sense of humor," added Harris, "doesn't come across particularly well in print."

"It's easy to take something that someone says in passing and blow it completely out of proportion," continued Harris. "I think that's what's happened here, so I don't really believe those comments at all."

Harris also reaffirmed Craig's commitment to the iconic role.

"Daniel lives and breathes Bond," she told the BBC. "He's so dedicated to his craft, and he loves playing Bond."

Although fans have suggested casting Idris Elba as the first black Bond if Craig moves on from the role, Harris calls her co-star "the ultimate Bond" and said, "It wouldn't be Bond without him."

Harris is starring in a new commercial for a Sony camera and phone during which she has a Bond-like adventure on London's South Bank. The ad was directed by Daniel Kleinman, who designed the title sequences for Casino Royale, Skyfall and the Pierce Brosnan Bond films.