London, October 21 : Daniel Craig has credited former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan for making up his mind to take up the 007 role.
The 40-year-old revealed that it was the retiring Bond Brosnan who had urged him to 'go for it' following the film producers decision to cast him as the 007 Agent.
The Brit admitted that though he had never predicted the opportunity that had come his way, and would have regretted not accepting the offer.
Craig has revealed that he approached Brosnan at an awards show in Britain weeks before he landed the role and asked his fellow actor if he shoud proceed if he got the nod.
After dinner, after having enough to drink, I just went over and said, 'Look, it's not on the cards (but) it might be on the cards. If it were to be on the cards, what should I do?' And he said, 'Go for it. Just go for it. You've got to have a go at this,'" Contactmusic quoted Craig, as saying.
Craig, whose 'Casino Royale' had managed to break box-office records with the film collecting 600 million dollars and his latest Bond flick 'Quantum of Solace' is set to have a nationwide release on October 31.