Daniel Craig features on Esquire magazine's October cover (photos)
The October issue (out now) of Esquire magazine
celebrates the best James Bond since Sean Connery.
As Skyfall, Daniel Craigâs third outing as James Bond, hits the cinemas this Autumn, Esquire spent some downtime with the man who has rekindled our Bond obsession.
And what better way to meet a British icon than over an afternoon pint in a London pub, where he gave us his thoughts on why the Bond series still has us coming back for more.
âI think whatâs always fantastic about the Bond stories is that thereâs always a darkness involved,â he says, âbut itâs a darkness with a sense of humour. A black humour. Itâs about danger, but a good danger, because youâre in the hands of somebody whoâs saying âF**k youâ to risk, âF**k youâ to dying.â
Craig also revealed the difference between starring in a behemoth like Bond over his less high-profile roles.
âBond movies live or die on their popularity. They force you to care about what people think. And Iâm involved [in the films] on a very deep level. I have it in my mind all the timeâ¦So thereâs that kind of pressure, and thatâs an enemy in any art form, acting especially.â
And if you wondered how Sam Mendes came to be directing this latest instalment, our cover star had a big hand in that too.
âItâs a very showbizzy story. I was at Hugh Jackmanâs house in New York. It was a soiree â we were in a play together â and Sam [film and theatre director Sam Mendes] was there. Iâd had a few too many drinks and I went, âHow do you fancy directing a Bond?â And he kind of looked at me, and he went, âYeah!â And it snowballed from there.â
Read the full Daniel Craig interview in the Esquire October issue â out now,
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