Craig's name has been linked to the superspy for months, but the latest reports suggest Pierce Brosnan will return as Bond for upcoming movie CASINO ROYALE.
But Craig tells website IGNFILMFORCE.COM that the rumours of him being approached to play 007 are true.
The TOMB RAIDER star says, "It was a surreal time to have the studio phoning you up saying you've got the job and then the BROCCOLIs (Bond producers) saying nothing... I just let it go."
"I'm a big believer that if they want you, you don't want to fight; you want to all be on the same page from the very beginning.
"I think I would have probably been a bit too radical for it (the role).
"I don't know what the deal is. There's a lot of rumours floating around. It's not a bad position to be in. If even half of them or a third of them are true, it's not a bad position to be in. I got a text message on my phone saying, 'Congratulations...' That was news to me.
"(I gather) there's been a move in a lot of people's direction. Possibly it's a way of trying to raise debate. They throw out some names and then people start discussing it and then they can make a decision."05/05/2005 03:05