Los Angeles, Aug 31 (IANS) Actor Daniel Craig rues that "Austin Powers" ruined the impact of the James Bond series.
The comedy series of "Austin Powers", starring Mike Myers, took a dig at the Bond movies in many scenes.
"'Austin Powers' f**ked it. By the time we did 'Casino Royale', the Mike Myers spoof had blown every joke apart," the Esquire magazine quoted him as saying.
"We were in a situation where you couldn't send things up. It had gone so far post-modern, it wasn't funny any more," the actor added.
Craig's first Bond movie was the 2006 release "Casino Royal", followed by the 2008 release "Quantum Of Solace" and his third is forthcoming "Skyfall", releasing Oct 26 in Britain.