In an interview, Craig recalled reading the books when he was younger and finding Bond a workaholic depressive and that's the character he wanted to channel in the latest adventure. "I wanted to play around with the flaws in his character. It was much more interesting than having him be perfect and polished," Contactmusic quoted him, as telling Playboy magazine.
"I got most of my inspiration from Ian Fleming's books. I reread them. In the books, Bond is suave and sophisticated, yes... but there's also a flawed aspect of Bond. In the novels he is quite a depressive character. When he's not working, he's at his worst... I can relate," he added.