Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Actor Daniel Craig is the cover man of Vanity Fair’s Novmeber issue and in a sneak peek of his interview, Craig talks about how it is to be James Bond.
It’s not all shiny slinky cars and well pressed suits for James Bond. He says privacy is not as private as it was for him before he played the iconic role.
He told vanity Fair, “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.”
“Not that all I want to do is get drunk in a bar, but that’s anexample. So you can’t live a normal life anymore. Because it willbecome public knowledge that you’ve whatever—gotten drunk in a bar or skinny-dipped on a beach or something. Things that normal people do occasionally. And in a way that’s kind of—I’ve got to be high-class. I’ve done a lot of things in my life. But you have to think in that way. Which is sad, because I like bars,” he continued.
Craig, 44, also talked about his character’s difference from the former James Bonds, saying, “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. Pierce used to say that it’s like being responsible for a small country. It’s kind of like you have to look after it diplomatically. I kind of get that, but I can’t really say that’s my deal. I’m not going to be the poster boy for this. Although I am the poster boy.”
The November issue of Vanity Fair will be out next Thursday, while “Skyfall” hits US theatres in November.