Daniel Craig lets rip on politicians as back-stabbing ****heads
In a new cover-story interview in the latest issue of Men's Journal
, Daniel Craig lets rips against politicians and the attempts to mix artists and celebrities with seats of government and public policy.
"Tony Blair started it much more than anybody's ever done. 'Go and have tea at 10 Downing Street,'" he said of the former British Prime Minister. "It becomes 'Mephisto,'" Craig continued, alluding to the famous book about an actor who ingratiates himself to Nazis in hope of winning a prized part.
"You immediately are aligning yourself with a political party. Politicians are shitheads," Craig asserted. "That's how they become politicians, even the good ones. We're actors, we're artists, we're very nice to each other. They'll turn around and stab you in the fucking back."
Craig thinks that it requires a certain mastery of issues and one's own tongue to make political statements as a celebrity, pointing to actor/activist George Clooney as an example of someone who has what it takes to do so.
"George has his finger on the political pulse, and he's one of those guys who can get up and talk, and I don't have that," he says. "If someone shoves a microphone in your face and says, 'Explain yourself,' you have to have a 100 percent understanding of why you're doing it, and unless you're 100 percent, don't fucking do it, leave it alone, let your work speak for itself."
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