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Daniel Craig Covers Parade Magazine

Daniel Craig Covers Parade Magazine

James Bond star Daniel Craig takes the latest cover of Parade magazine, out Friday. Here’s what the Quantum of Solace actor had to say:

On who would be the better James Bond —- Barack Obama or John McCain: “Obama would be the better Bond because — if he’s true to his word — he’d be willing to quite literally look the enemy in the eye and go toe-to-toe with them. McCain, because of his long service and experience, would probably be a better M (Bond’s boss, played by Dame Judi Dench). There is, come to think of it, a kind of Judi Dench quality to McCain.”

On how playing the world’s most famous spy has changed his life: “I was at a stage of my career in which things were going pretty well. I was making plenty of money, relatively speaking—enough to live on. But when this opportunity came along, I knew it would turn everything upside-down. I’m 40 now. It really helped me put things in perspective. It wasn’t about the money. It was about changing things up and seeing what would happen. At some point, life starts to pass you by and becomes about avoidance. I want to stay clear from that situation, because I don’t like that.”

On becoming a sex symbol: “If people want to think of me that way, that’s great. But the truth is, I don’t have a connection with that image.”

On donning a Speedo for the Bond films: “I was being objectified, but actually that’s not a bad thing to feel. (laughs) I knew exactly what was going on when I did that shot. There’s a conscious decision to everything I do. For me to say, ‘Oh, God! I didn’t realize that would happen!’ sounds incredibly naïve. I look at that picture, and my only thought now is that I certainly don’t look like that anymore. For Quantum of Solace, I made a decision that I wanted to get bigger and get muscles, because Bond is older and has probably been training.”

On moving past the sex symbol status: “As I keep saying, I’m 40 now, and in five years’ time or even less, sex symbol might be a really kind of weird term to attach to myself. How about sexy father figure?”

On connecting with his many tough-guy antecedents in Hollywood: “The obvious choice for me would be Bogart. Not only because of that ease he had with his unique take on masculinity, but also—and this is much more important—because he got to sleep with Lauren Bacall.”

To read the full cover story, visit Parade.com. Check out the video interview here.

Quantum of Solace is due out November 14.

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  • lol

    FIRST

  • http://promomami.blogspot.com becca

    he has the same look as simon baker… and it creeps me out a bit

  • buckley

    wait..is he saying he wasn’t muscly enough for Casino Royale…what???
    he looked perfect. any bigger and maybe not so much…

  • ice

    I love to sleep with this father…lol

    not the greatest pic of him on the cover..looks like his waxwork.

  • gina

    Sounds like a down to earth guy to me!

    http://celebritytoday.today.com/

  • Mrs_007_2008

    He is so modest. Makes me love him even more!!

  • teresa

    Do actors even care if what they say makes sense, McCain was in the military for 22 years, flow planes over enemy lands, was shot down and tortured for 5 1/2, had both of his arms broken and both of his legs, along with his jam, teeth and other body parts, starved, mentally tortured received extra punishment because he won’t allow himself to be used for propaganda when they found out his father was the Admiral in charge of the Vietnam War in the Pacific, stayed 4 years longer then had to because he followed Military rules were first in first out even though most didn’t and he didn’t want him being a son of a 4 star Admiral seen getting special treatment. And this actor thinks a part time college professor and ‘ community activist” would be a better James Bond because he’s willing to ” look the enemy in the eye” , even though when a President and not a spy faces a petty dictator they elevate them to the same level of the most powerful person he the world and legitimizes their atrocious views, and if you take away any preconditions then you take away any leverage and without leverage what the hells the point of the whole meeting, so he can tell you to your face ‘ death to America’ actors their as dumb as they look.

  • ruthyrock

    Craig is the worst Bond ever. He looks like a chewed up old pit bull that you see at the pound.

    So much for the suave, sophisticated Connery Bond.
    He’s about as convincing as Holt & Jones: http://fiturl.com/17m

  • Jules

    Daniel is the best Bond ever!! LOVE him..

  • WhosDat

    he is so hot and so diplomatic. Did you hear that he had plastic surgery to fix his beautiful face? and what a product it was!

    http://www.howlegit.com/link/link_details/daniel-craig—i-ve-had-plastic-surgery-

  • lulu

    Luurrve Craig. He is so HOT!
    his girlfriend is so lucky!
    can you imagine waking up next to that hot body every morning, the muscles and those eyes
    damn!!!
    some girls have all the luck
    The best Bond ever by far

  • dsbnh

    Teresa, you might be dumber than him. You actually TRIED to answer by making points as to why someone would make a better “fictional spy”. Tell us why McCain would make a better Rambo because he served in Vietnam! Hurry!

  • kprocks89

    HOT!

  • to lulu

    I agree, f**k, I wouldn’t know what to do with myself…lol..

    :D

  • to lulu

    ..I would know what to do with him though..

    :D

  • daniel lover

    He looks real Hot, not a sexy father figure. He is too humble. Great picture of him in the article, but why did they have to spoil it with a picture of her, and a bad one at that?

  • bailey

    Thanks for posting.

    Does anyone know where you can get Parade magazine?

  • http://sickitten.com Sickitten

    You mean to say in this whole wide world of ours they couldn’t find someone more attractive than this inbred-looking dolt to play Bond?

  • http://fashionarchives.wordpress.com C

    Who is Daniel married to?

  • Parade

    Parade is given free with the Sunday newspapers..see which ones are the main ones in your city.

    I agree, the Berlin outfit was terrible and her make up was ridiculous..she was trying to be Spanish looking I think..didnt work..her mouth is too big to wear red lipstick.

    To C: Daniel is not married to anyone (so far as we know), he was married to Fiona ‘Harley’ Loudin who is a jazz musician. That’s who he has a daughter with.

  • KittyDuran

    Yep… Berlin red carpet for CR… youtube video here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HQRytQ4UZg

  • KittyDuran

    To #19….

    No one at the moment – as far as we know.

    :)

  • meursault

    november will be an exciting month, what with the election and QoS – can’t wait. and yes, there’s a definite judi dench bit in mccain

  • interview

    http://www.timeout.com/film/features/show-feature/5981/daniel-craig-interview.html

    great interview from Bond Alumni..someone asks him whether he is married..he says no, he’s divorced.

    lol

  • to 24

    what already? didnt last long..

    lol

    :D

  • Dirty Dan

    And one from Louise Pointer, a croupier at Gala Casino at Tottenham Court Road.
    ‘When did you get this? At three o’clock in the morning?’

    She wants to know if you know what a French bet is? It sounds dirty.
    ‘If it includes two girls, yes I do!’

    Apparently it involves betting on three areas of the roulette wheel.
    ‘Oh yes, I know exactly what a French bet is – and my French bet is a bit slapdash.’

    (Does this means he knows about threesome’s…lol)

  • Danielle

    teresa @ 10/23/2008 at 5:12 pm

    Try not to be stupider than you seem to be.
    He is British for God’s sake. Why would you expect him to know the ins and outs of American politics? And why the hell would the interviewer?
    Perhaps he should have answered differently given the fact he doesn’t vote in this country, but he gave a stab at an answer. So what?
    Chill out and don’t get your panties in a wad.
    I suppose you can explain why one party’s candidate would make a better prime minister than another since you are American. You probably know all about their backgrounds and service records–just in case you are ever asked a question concerning UK politics.
    As I said, don’t get your panties in a wad.

  • Sorry, but

    Craig is short and ugly. He’s muscular, but in a short-man kind of way. There is nothing handsome about his face. He even has bad skin. He’s not tall, dark and handsome like James Bonds should be. Or sexy – his voice and accent are bad.

    I’ll see his film for the action and suspense, but I’ll walk away not feeling an ounce of a crush. Fans have been duped by Hollywood once again.

  • to danielle

    I think Daniel is well read enough to know about McCain’s background.

    I am surprised that he did say that but I think he gets verbal laxity in some interviews…

    I don’t think he meant to offend McCain’s bravery.

  • article
  • New Pic
  • stw

    http://www.hellomagazine.com/celebrities/2008/10/24/guy-ritchie-jude-law/imgs/guy-ritchie-d.jpg

    STW with pals..

    cant see Daniel being in a line up with Jude anytime soon

  • tigerlilly

    To #32
    If you check out Rex Features Daniel was there, he just didn’t have a photo taken with Jude.

  • Monte Carlo?
  • rex pics
  • sats

    There is a pic of him with STW at that afterparty and he’s huggin her really closely..more so than Satsuki..satuski is wearing a two tone blue dress with black nail polisd and holding a champagne glass up..

    personally she looks a bit of a mess..hardly any make up on again..

  • rex

    looks like satsuki is well in there with his friends..thats a sure fire way of staying where she is..i think she looks a bit smug in that rex pic..he looks quite stoic next to her holding his beer…strange..he looks more warmer with STW

    anyone notice that?

  • tigerlilly
  • KittyDuran

    to rex… Dan and Sats are probably holding back because they don’t want to spill their drinks on their fine clothes… ;)

    STW is probably going thru a tough time right now and IIRC her and Dan go way back (back before he met Sats). So she needed the big hug!

    BTW, doesn’t Sats and STW do yoga together (where did I read that?). So they’re friends as well.

  • KittyDuran

    to sats (36) – agree – but at least she’s smiling – which makes a lot of difference IMHO in her looks. :)

    The jury for me is still out on Sats outfit for now.

  • pic

    the dress is hideous (probably v expensive)..her shoes are nice though..I see the sun is referring her now as partner..the fiancee has been dropped…

    she looks happy, he does not..I prefer the pic of him and STW…

    i wonder where that poster is and their interpretation of this picture?

  • to kitty

    Yes so i hear..they are big friends..but to see a nice hugging pic of dan and sats would be different

    yes stw is going through a divorce (which probably doesnt help sats cause is she wants to marry)….

  • KittyDuran

    To pic (41) – I can’t see the shoes on my computer… what color are they?

  • to kitty

    They look like the ones she wore for the party in Panama (the jungle themed one where they went in seperately but came out together)..black, high with a little bow (?) in front..very high.

    I have seen tons of pics with Dan and Heike hugging like he does with STW but NONE of he and Sats doing that (none that have been published apart from that b/w taken on the day of his announcement as Bond).

    Don’t mean to to cynical but there is an obvious subliminal distance between them.

    And I’m not even a trained physcology major.

  • to kitty

    http://commanderbond.net/components/quicknews/index.php?action=item&item=50400

    Just shows you that Craig is one very lucky man..they were some serious contenders for Bond..apparently Craig wasn’t their first choice…there is one Australian guy who nearly nabbed it and that guy from Nip and Tuck..

  • to kitty

    http://www.empireonline.com/images/features/bond/day7/14.jpg

    Sam Worthington and Alex O Loughlin were impressive, I think one of them will be Bond after Craig..they were a little young before…

    How things could have been so different..I wonder if Craig thinks of that?

  • Daily Mail

    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/10/24/article-1080170-023A7078000005DC-1_468x738.jpg

    No mention or pic of Dan in the Daily Mail but STW looks cute in this outfit…VERY put together.

    Dan must of met up with some old friends that night..lots of P Hill people were there but I’m sure he avoided Jude.

  • rex

    http://www.rexfeatures.com/live/2008/10/23/sam_taylor-wood_'yes_i_no'_exhibition_and_after_party,_london?cr=1

    Nice to see Jay Joplin there, supporting his soon to be ex wife..thats class for you.

    I love the pics of Daniel and Sam.

    Ever seen Satsuki wearing dress pants? She seems to favor dresses or jeans.

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  • to 28

    How can you say “fans have been dupped?’.

    I don’t think we are as gullible as you think..($600 plus worldwide for CR speaks for itself) as for him being ugly, well it’s all in the eye of the beholder.

    The man positvely smoulders…you do not need to be classically handsome to be that way, in fact, the sexiest men are not facially perfect.

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