Craig, who is the first blond Bond, will take on the iconic superspy when filming for Casino Royale begins in January (06).
Craig said at today's (14OCT05) press conference in London, "It's something else. I'm speechless. I've just got to step up to the plate and deal with it.
"I had a confidence about it but then that's because of the people around me who made me feel good about it.
"I knew positively on Monday. I was in Baltimore when I took the call. My first reaction was I needed a drink."