Daniel Craig has been playing 007 for almost a decade.
And while most people would kill (pun intended) to have a gig playing James Bond, it seems Craig would simply like to kill himself over the character.
Recently, Craig made an off-color remark to a reporter of Time Out London while discussing the upcoming Spectre installment of the Bond series. He said, “I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists” than think about doing another Bond film.
He continued, “I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on.” We all know that the Brits have a slightly more dry sense of humor, but many folks are calling him out, saying that it is simply not cool to make light of cutting and self-harm in such a fashion.
Grey’s Anatomy actress Ellen Pompeo even weighed in on the comment in a tweet, saying Craig needed a reality check.
This dude needs a reality check https://t.co/adi4RYRXg3
— Ellen Pompeo (@EllenPompeo) October 8, 2015
But hold up a second, before we begin discussing how this is a triggering statement or that it is offensive. Let’s take a step back and think about how grueling it must be to film those epic action films. It took them eight months to film this last movie. As people on the outside, I fully believe we have no idea of the scale of these films, and I imagine it can’t be easy to always be the guy.
So maybe he was just being hyperbolic and using an extreme example of his done-ness at the moment.
We’ve all been there. You are so over something. I understand self-harm is not something to take lightly, but I don’t think he is being serious or should be taken seriously with his comments. He is simply showing the extreme feelings he is having about something he has been involved in for the past 10 years.
Everyone is going to have their own triggers, because everyone has their own devils. I don’t think that means we should jump down everyone’s throats each time someone uses hyperbole or exaggeration. After all, that is kind of the point. That is also to say that there is a difference between using hyperbole and making light of a serious situation, too.