Last week, Adele stole some of the Skyfall spotlight with the release of her new theme song for the forthcoming James Bond film of the same name. Today, Bond star Daniel Craig gets back some of the attention with his appearance on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Vanity Fair magazine. In his coverstory interview, Craig talks to VF magazine about the challenges of starring in a hugely popular film franchise in the modern age where everyone with a mobile phone camera is watching you. That’s the downside. The upside is that he will never have to pay for a martini ever again if he doesn’t want to. Click below to read some excerpts from Daniel Craig‘s coverstory interview with Vanity Fair magazine to learn how bad/good he’s got it.
Leave it to Daniel Craig, star of the upcoming James Bond film Skyfall, to play it cool when asked about embodying the infamous character, fan reaction and why he doesn’t like going to bars anymore. “You talk to people in the movie business who have been doing this 40 years and they all say the difference is that, back in the day, you could go and have a drink in the bar, get drunk, fall over, have a good time, relax, whatever, and no one would know about it. But now everyone’s got a camera.” Daniel Craig says as he sounds off on the challenges of being the face of a mega franchise. On the eve of the release of his third Bond film Skyfall, Daniel tells Vanity Fair how some things “normal people do on occasion” have to go by the way side when you’re considered a celebrity. “You can’t live a normal life anymore. Because it will become public knowledge that you’ve whatever – gotten drunk in a bar or skinny dipped on a beach or something,” the actor admits, adding, “which is sad, because I like bars.” Speaking of bars, Daniel tells the magazine that even though he plays other characters, there’s one part of Bond that fans just can’t let up about: “It’s amazing how many times I’ve sat in interviews like this in a bar or a hotel, and it’s 11 o’clock in the morning and someone sends a martini over.” Meanwhile, when it comes to channeling Bond, Daniel reveals how he is doing his own thing playing the iconic character: “What I’m doing is not what Pierce was doing, and Pierce wasn’t doing what Roger Moore was doing, or what Sean was doing, or what Timothy [Dalton] was doing. Things have changed. It’s just kind of the ride of it.”
Honestly, I can’t fell bad for all of the attention that Daniel Craig gets for being a megastar, it’s just something he’s going to have to deal with. I can appreciate that he has always put his own spin on the James Bond character and that is why I loved him in the role from the start. This is a great magazine feature, you can read the full text of Craig‘s VF interview in the new issue of the mag which is on newsstands now :D