Date: 16th July 2015
Daniel Craig has denied rumours he will cameo as a Stormtrooper in the new Star Wars movie.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the James Bond star blamed fellow British actor Simon Pegg for the reports, and said he could never imagine taking such a small role in JJ Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
"Why would I ever bother doing something like that?” he told the US magazine. “Fucking hell! Pffft. Play an extra in another movie?"
Craig added: "Talk to Simon Pegg. He obviously knows way more than I do. He’s just jealous because he’s not in Star Wars. He’s got some issue with JJ Abrams – I don’t know what the fuck it is. You need to talk to Simon about it."
Rumours of Craig’s involvement began in May after Pegg, who starred in Mission: Impossible 3 and two Star Trek movies for Abrams and had been spotted on set in Abu Dhabi, was asked by the Sun to confirm his own cameo in the seventh live action Star Wars film. "I wasn’t a Stormtrooper. Daniel Craig, he was a Stormtrooper," said the British actor," before adding: “I shouldn’t have said that."
Source: Press Release