"Get out of the way, guys, and put a woman up there," the former 007 actor said.
"He was very open and honest with me talking about his issues with addiction, depression," said actress Lisa Jakub.
The cast shared "sweet memories" of the late Robin Williams as they celebrated the film's anniversary.
Craig is officially the second longest-serving James Bond.
The blast even took the National Police Air Service by surprise.
In Spectre, Craig's rather tortured take on the role, while retaining the grit of the actor's canny interpretation of Ian Fleming's literary conception, relaxes a bit into a suaver sort of self-confidence. He even exhibits a newfound compassion and sense of proportion.
Will 007 ever become a man's man?
In the eight years it took us to get this movie to the screen, our dad has visited Drew and me on four movie sets on three continents. Drew and I live about a mile apart from each other, work together, and spend probably half our waking hours talking.
The need for chaos. That discordant, cluttered, messy and unsettling condition we call chaos is actually an important benefit for all of us. It doesn't matter how organized you are, how anal-retentive you may be, like millions of us, we have a place in our lives where chaos is not only accepted, it's welcomed.
One of the reasons I love The Thomas Crown Affair is that it makes me want to be more elegant, more put together, better dressed. Basically, I want to look like Rene Russo does as Catherine Banning.
Owing to a web of legal rights so complex it could have been knotted by one of Bond's diabolical nemeses, the official 007 series hasn't been able to use the character of iconic cat-stroking supervillain Ernst Stavro Blofeld since 1971's Diamonds are Forever.