When actors get their big break, they sometimes fail to realize that it means they suddenly have very little control over what happens next.
That’s exactly what happened to these three actors, who signed multi-picture deals they knew would change their lives but had no idea what that meant until it was too late.
#1. Daniel Craig wanted a license to kill…his contract.
Craig was already regretting the role after making the first two James Bond films, but he was obligated to do Skyfall after Quantum of Solace because he’d already signed on for more.
Still, it was clear when he gave an interview to Rolling Stone in 2012 that he was kind of hoping Skyfall might tank enough to get him out of the deal:
“I’ve been trying to get out of this from the very moment I got into it, but they won’t let me go, and I’ve agreed to do a couple more, but let’s see how this one does, because business is business and if the shit goes down, I’ve got a contract that somebody will happily wipe their ass with.”
Well, Skyfall made over a billion dollars, so he was also in Spectre three years later.
I guess he didn’t get his wish.
Spectre might have been his last obligation to the franchise though, because now there’s talk of a new Bond.
There has been a lot of speculation about who will play the next iteration of the legendary spy, but the studio claims they are still hoping to land Craig for one more go.
This is despite the fact that Craig told the UK’s Time Out in late 2015 that, “I’d rather break this glass and slit my wrists… I’m over it at the moment. All I want to do is move on.”