‘Inheritance is distasteful’: 007 star Daniel Craig insists he won’t leave his £125 million fortune to his children and plans to ‘get rid of it or give it away’
Daniel Craig has insisted he won’t be giving a penny of his £125million fortune to his children because he believes ‘inheritance is distasteful.’
The James Bond actor, 52, revealed his ‘philosophy is to get rid of it or give it away before you go’ and says he has no plans on passing down his wealth to his daughters, including the two-year-old he shares with wife Rachel Weisz, 50.
In a new interview, the 007 star, said: ‘I don’t want to leave great sums to the next generation’ – after earning a reported £18million for his final James Bond film, No Time to Die.
‘Distasteful’: Daniel Craig has insisted he won’t be giving a penny of his £125million fortune to his children, including the daughter he shares with his wife Rachel Weisz (pictured in January)
Speaking to Saga magazine, he continued: ‘I think inheritance is quite distasteful. My philosophy is to get rid of it or give it away before you go.’
Daniel is a father to daughter Ella, 28, who he shares with ex-wife Fiona Loudon, 51, and a child whose name hasn’t been confirmed with current partner Rachel.
The British actor, who memorably said he would ‘rather slash my wrists’ than consider playing Bond again after the release of Spectre, for which he earned around £48m, said he never fantasised of playing Bond as a young actor.
He revealed: ‘I dreamed of being all sorts of other things – Superman, Spider-Man, the Invisible Man, even a good old-fashioned cowboy.’
‘I don’t want to leave great sums to the next generation’: The James Bond actor is also a father to 28-year-old daughter Ella (pictured) from his first marriage to Fiona Loudon
Last time: The star said he would ‘rather slash my wrists’ than consider playing Bond again after the release of Spectre, for which he earned around £48m (pictured in Spectre)
The release date of No Time to Die has been delayed by seven months from April to November after ‘careful consideration and thorough evaluation of the global theatrical market.’
Daniel has confirmed the Bond film will finally be his last after previously starring in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre.
Hollywood actor Daniel made his debut in the Sunday Times Rich List in 2018 after earning a £125million fortune.
He appeared as a joint entry with his actress wife Rachel, who’s famed for her roles in The Mummy franchise.
Father-of-two: Daniel welcomed his first baby with Rachel in 2018, with the couple keeping the name of their daughter private
Setback: The release date for new Bond film No Time to Die, which also stars Ana de Armas (pictured) has been postponed from April to November amid coronavirus fears
Rachel, who married Daniel in 2011, said she won’t have any more children with him after giving birth to their daughter aged 48.
The actress, who’s also a parent to 14-year-old son Henry with ex-Darren Aronofsky, said in 2018: ‘I definitely know there won’t be another one.
‘When I had my son I thought I’d have maybe two or three more.
‘But the preciousness of a new life and family means so much more now I’m more mature and older. My son was a miracle and it was an incredible experience.’
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