He doesn’t quite leave any chances whatsoever about missing out on flirting with a sassy sultry diva or seamstress. He doesn’t also let go of any kind of opportunity that concerns having a glass of Martini and likes to have it the way he loves it- shaken, not stirred! Yet, in real life, big-screen’s 007 Daniel Craig would not like to leave much of his fortune to his children.
Sounds funny, sounds confusing? Well, it’s distasteful, where the famous Briton is concerned, one renowned for movies like Spectre, No Times To Die, Munich, among the others!
Yet, it ought to be asked, why is that? Why’s that the famous British agent of movies like Casino Royale not willing to let his children inherit much of his fortune?
What could be the reason?
Where Daniel Craig is concerned, then he made no bones about the fact that he finds the concept of inheritance of wealth rather ‘distatesful.’
So could it have something to do with the 53-year-old Chester-born actor wanting his children to earn their own livelihoods and stand on their own feet?
Well, why to bother about conjecture; why not hear it from the man himself about his views that are sure to leave some flummoxed, if that could be said?
The following is what the Indian Express happened to report about Daniel Craig about his views:
Daniel Craig has said that after he does not want to leave too much of his wealth to his children. The actor was recently said to be receiving $100 million (approx Rs 744 crore) upfront for Knives Out sequels in a recent report. He will also reportedly pocket $25 million (Rs 185 crore) for the upcoming James Bond movie.
But the actor’s kids likely will not see much of it.
Isn’t there an old adage that if you die a rich person, you’ve failed? I think Andrew Carnegie gave away what in today’s money would be about $11 billion, which shows how rich he was because I’ll bet he kept some of it, too.
The above told, shedding light on the kind of philosophy that drives such thinking, here is what Daniel Craig would further add, “My philosophy is get rid of it or give it away before you go.
Craig also said that for him it is “distasteful” for him to leave his money to his children. He has two children, one with ex-wife Fiona Loudon and one with current wife and actor Rachel Weisz. Weisz also has a kid with Darren Aronofsky.
The above told, for the longest time, there’s been suspense about the release date of the forthcoming James Bond release. The movie titled No Time To Die, the yet-to-be-released espionage action-drama, believed to be Craig’s last appearance as 007, suffered from multiple counts of delays owing to the COVID 19 pandemic.
This was heartbreaking news for those fans for whom thriller action or spy drama purely meant James Bond movies. Finally, it was confirmed that the film would release on September 30, 2021.
The movie also stars Ana de Armas, who was previously seen in films like the Keanu Reeves-starrer Knock Knock, that came in 2015!