Oscars 2013: Rachel Weisz says Daniel Craig will not be at 85th Academy Awards James Bond tribute
Breeanna Hare, CNN
9:30 AM, Feb 19, 2013
11:35 AM, Feb 24, 2013
Reports have suggested there will be a planned tribute honoring the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise at the Oscars this weekend, but at least one 007 won't be in attendance.
According to Rachel Weisz, wife of "Skyfall" star Daniel Craig, she and her husband won't even be in the building at Sunday's show.
"No, we're not coming [to the Oscars]," Weisz, who stars in March's "Oz the Great and Powerful," told CNN Saturday.
That's likely disappointing for Bond fans who were hoping there was truth to the rumor that the six leading men in the series would all appear as part of the tribute.
The segment itself was announced in January, with Oscars producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron saying in a statement posted on Deadline that they were "very happy to include a special sequence on our show saluting the Bond films on their 50th birthday."
They didn't mention anything about bringing the actors who played the famous agent onto the stage, but speculation that Pierce Brosnan, Sean Connery, Roger Moore and the rest were going to appear soon spread online.
However, Brosnan has also seemingly shut down theories about any potential participation. When TMZ brought up the gossip regarding all six Bonds making an appearance, Brosnan cryptically replied, "well, they'll be missing one."
Even without all of the actors, the ceremony has its fair share of "Bond" representatives: Both Adele, who's nominated for an Oscar thanks to her "Skyfall" theme song, and legendary Bond franchise vocalist Shirley Bassey are set to perform.