London: Daniel Craig says he does not want to get away from the James Bond franchise.

The 43-year-old British actor, who will portray the iconic British spy for the third time in 'Skyfall', said he is not scared of getting typecast, a daily reported.

"I don't think, 'This will look good next to that...' If that's what you do, you're inhibiting yourself against instinct, which is just wrong. Of course I could [play a role like a child killer]. Whether I'd want to is another matter. I think it would smack slightly of, you know, 'Oh, he's only doing that to get away from Bond.' I've got no desire to escape the role. I love playing Bond - it's fantastic," he said.

Despite his love for Bond, Craig says he almost quit the franchise when studio MGM ran into financial difficulties, causing delay to the next film in the series.

 "There was that long hiatus where Bond maybe wasn't happening. I'd got it into my head that if it went another two years on top of the two-year gap we'd already had, then they should probably find someone else. And I should think about getting on with things."

(Agencies)