Date: 9th March 2006

Daniel's a reluctant 007

New 007 Daniel Craig says he never wanted to be James Bond.

The 38-year-old, who has received hate mail from hardcore fans, said: "I never really wanted to do James Bond.

Don't get me wrong, I want to make big movies and I want to make as much money as I possibly can, but there's not a tremendous emotional challenge."

Craig said he fears getting the blame if Casino Royale is a flop, reports the Daily Mirror.

He added: "
It's a dodgy place to be walking. I don't really want to get the rap for destroying the franchise."

Source: Press Release