Daniel Craig: The Worst Thing About Being Bond...
Is he can't go skinny-dipping
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2012 10:53 AM CDT
British actor Daniel Craig arrives for the photo call of the 23rd film in the James Bond series, 'Skyfall', in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, April 29, 2012.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Playing an iconic character like James Bond certainly has its perks, we're sure—but for Daniel Craig, it also reins in his social life. "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," Craig explains in a new Vanity Fair interview. "Not that all I want to do is get drunk in a bar, but that’s an example" of the hardships of being so well-known.

"You can’t live a normal life anymore," he continues. "Because it will become 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," muses Craig, whose third 007 movie is out next month. "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." On the other hand, one of the upsides of playing Bond is that random people send him martinis all the time. "And it’s like, Really? It’s 11 o’clock [in the morning]! Cheers! I’m not going to drink it."

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Oct 8, 2012 7:04 PM CDT
Craig seems like a nice guy and was pretty good on SNL last Saturday, but my favorite Bond is Pierce Brosnan. He always seemed to embody what Fleming wrote, and I think Fleming liked him as well.
Oct 3, 2012 12:11 PM CDT
Dear Daniel, Any time you want to trade the demanding lifestyle of a movie star, sex symbol, and millionaire let me know! I will be glad to trade you my teacher's job and salary, my other two part time jobs, my mortgage, the 4 kids college tuition and the rest to give you a break from the paparazzi and the unwanted drink offers. signed, Reality Chuck
Oct 3, 2012 1:08 AM CDT
Doesn't help him that he's frikken weird looking.