Daniel Craig confirms he’s ‘done’ with James Bond

Daniel Craig has finally confirmed he is done with playing suave spy James Bond.The British actor left fans guessing about his future in the franchise as he promoted the 2015 release of Bond movie Spectre, after claiming he’d rather “slash his wrists” …

Daniel Craig has finally confirmed he is done with playing suave spy James Bond.

The British actor left fans guessing about his future in the franchise as he promoted the 2015 release of Bond movie Spectre, after claiming he’d rather “slash his wrists” than reprise his role as 007 once more.

He later backtracked and insisted he just needed a break, and subsequently returned for the 25th movie in the series, the upcoming No Time to Die, which he believes will serve as the perfect swansong for his stint as Ian Fleming’s fictional character.

During an interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, he told the host that he was making no more James Bond movies.

When Colbert asked Craig if he was “done with Bond,” the 51-year-old actor replied, “Yes.”

“You’re done with Bond?” the host pressed, prompting Craig to state firmly: “It’s done.”

In another interview with USA Today, he told the publication that he’s had a “really good run” with the role he’s held since 2006’s Casino Royale.

“It was the right thing to do one more,” Craig stated, before adding that he is confident fans will be pleased with No Time to Die. “I think we’ve done something really wonderful… We’ve got an amazing story and something that’s going to be surprising for people. It’s all going to come together.”

The discussion about who should replace Craig as Bond has been ongoing for years and is likely to reach new heights following his confirmation. Previous favourites for the role have included Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston, and Richard Madden.

No Time to Die, which features returning stars Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, and Ben Whishaw alongside newcomers Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, and Ana de Armas, is set to open in cinemas in April.

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Busy Philipps has altered beauty routine since launching talk show

Busy Philipps’ beauty and self-care regime has evolved since she launched her late-night talk show last year. The actress has had to meet the demands of hosting Busy Tonight and credits her stylist and new role as an Olay ambassador for allowing her t…

Busy Philipps’ beauty and self-care regime has evolved since she launched her late-night talk show last year.

The actress has had to meet the demands of hosting Busy Tonight and credits her stylist and new role as an Olay ambassador for allowing her to look flawless while doing it.

“I really believe in trying to keep it as natural as possible…,” she tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I do get a fair amount of facials. Like I really do, but also I think that’s part of when I’m doing a show or working – and this has been most of my career – you’re wearing so much makeup, you’re sitting under lights all day, you’re putting powder on top of powder on top of powder.

“You just need to get that deep clean. You need to get your skin really clean every couple of weeks.”

And the star has learned a few helpful beauty hacks while juggling the show’s hectic schedule.

“My makeup artist Kindra Mann, who has been doing my makeup for years now, bought this little mini refrigerator for our glam room at Busy Tonight, and she keeps these rollers in there,” she adds. “There’s, like, a jade roller and a rose quartz roller, and she’ll, like, roll my face and under my eyes in the morning and it is very refreshing.”

The 39 year old has also benefited from her partnership with Olay, noting the brand’s products are perfect for prepping to appear on camera.

“Skincare truly is something that I do feel very strongly about,” she tells the publication. “I’m a person who has lots of beauty marks and moles. So I know that protecting my skin is important to my health. Then, of course, there’s the superficial reason, which is that I’m an actor and a person in front of the camera, and I don’t want wrinkles. When Olay sent me the product and I started trying it and utilising it in the day-to-day, it was so incredible.”

The blonde beauty has also used the show as an opportunity to share her style preferences and express herself.

“It’s incredibly important to always be true to myself and the essence of who I am on the talk show,” she adds. “It was actually a piece of advice that Stephen Colbert gave me, which was, ‘Don’t ever stop being you, because that is the thing that people have responded to. It’s the thing people want, and your job is to put that into the world in the purest way you can when you do a talk show’.

“I thought that was such amazing advice from him and I really try to implement that in many different ways.”

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Annette Bening was a Marvel novice before signing on to Captain Marvel

Annette Bening needed a crash course to understand the Marvel Cinematic Universe before filming began on Captain Marvel.The four-time Oscar nominee is best known for critically acclaimed dramas and comedies like American Beauty, Film Stars Don’t Die in…

Annette Bening needed a crash course to understand the Marvel Cinematic Universe before filming began on Captain Marvel.

The four-time Oscar nominee is best known for critically acclaimed dramas and comedies like American Beauty, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool and The Kids Are All Right, but has swapped her usual genres for the new superhero flick.

Playing Supreme Intelligence in the Brie Larson-fronted film, 60-year-old Bening admitted to New York Post’s Page Six that she was a little out of her comfort zone in the role.

“Me, a Marvel movie? No idea I’d ever do something like Captain Marvel. I needed a crash course to understand what I was doing,” she smiled. “My stuff’s mostly with Brie Larson, who plays Captain Marvel. The way she does it is that she insists it’s real for her. That it’s grounded in the story… My way to do this was to relate to it on a personal, human level.”

Talking about the movie to U.S. talk show host Stephen Colbert recently, the actress also revealed that she roped in her kids Stephen, 27, Benjamin, 24, Isabel, 22, and 18-year-old Ella, who she has with husband Warren Beatty, to help explain the plot.

“When I read the script, I did find it slightly confusing,” she said. “However, I took into my confidence, and the confidence of the entire Disney corporation, two of my kids. Who I then told the story to, and asked them to please explain to me what the hell was going on.”

Captain Marvel hits cinemas from 6 March (19).

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