A casual, laid-back Daniel Craig is featured on the cover of the new issue of Esquire magazine and in his coverstory interview he not only dishes on his upcoming Summer film Cowboys and Aliens but he also talks about how graphic the US version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will be and how crazy it was to work with Stephen Spielberg on Tin Tin. Click below to see Craig‘s Esquire coverphoto and read what he has to say about his upcoming films.
Daniel Craig has admitted that he was so shocked seeing violent scenes in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo that it made his jaw drop.
The star – who recently stunned friends by secretly marrying Rachel Weisz – insists movie fans are in for a shock with the violence and adult material in the eagerly-awaited blockbuster. ‘It’s as adult as you can possibly make it,’ Craig warns. The original Swedish adaptation of the best-selling novel featured incredibly graphic scenes, and it seems the Hollywood remake will follow suit. ‘This is adult drama. I grew up, as we fucking all did, watching The Godfather and that, movies that were made for adults. And this is a $100 million R-rated movie. Nobody makes those anymore.’ He also insists that David Fincher, who is directing the movie adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s best selling thriller, is ‘not holding back’. ‘They’ve given him free rein,’ he said. ‘He recently showed me some scenes, and my hand was over my mouth, going, “Are you fucking serious?” It’s not that he simply showed me footage that was horribly graphic – it was stuff that was happening, or had happened. And somehow you don’t see it. There’s more than one way to sense violence. Much more powerful ways than seeing it step-by-step.’ He said he had a very different experience making Steven Spielberg’s animated version of Tintin, where he got to meet some of Hollywood’s biggest names – while wearing a leotard. ‘We shot it in mo-cap, which is like: Fuck me, I’m literally in a leotard with a fucking helmet on, and a camera strapped to it,’ Craig said. ‘It’s Steven Spielberg, so every fucker in the world comes to visit. ‘Fincher comes to visit. Clint fucking Eastwood comes to visit. ‘It was just like, are you kidding me? I’m gonna meet these people dressed like this? Playing a pirate, wearing a leotard and a camera? Really?’
As for his private life, Daniel had nothing to say on the matter at all. You may recall that he secretly got married to Rachel Weisz last month but clearly was in no mood to discuss his private life … at all. I’m very intrigued by his Dragon Tattoo comments. I have ever confidence that David Fincher is going to make an amazing film. I’m SO curious to see it. This interview sounds like a great one, I’m deffo going to have to give it a read in full.