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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 Check out the video interview here.

Quantum of Solace is due out November 14.

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  • sats

    i see sats did her own wardrobe and make up again. did she sleep in that dress, it looks saggy and creased.

    that woman astonishes me

  • sats

    look at charlize theron..THAT is how to dress, simple and elegant…

  • sats
  • daily mail

    Why does Daniel Craig always pose with a cheesy pout. He is a nice looking man but when he does this he looks like a cheap wannabe catalogue model or worse yet a male Victoria Beckham.
    - m, uk, 24/10/2008 1:21

    loved that comment from the daily mail article…

  • mary

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

    look i’m an american who’ll be voting in the election. who i support is no one’s buisness but my own. whether you like it or not every person, even daniel craig, is entitled to his/her own opinion. it’s called freedom of speech. it’s an important part of a democracy. if you’re unclear of the concepts of freedom of speech and democracy then google them ok??

  • tigerlilly

    To #54
    There was two pics of Daniel, one with Satsuki and one with Sam earlier on in the day but for some reason they have been taken down.

  • tigerlilly

    Sorry i ment #47 not #54

  • to mary/#56

    Well technically is Obama even American? Isn’t that up for debate now?
    As for the Daily Mail pics, I think his PR office wanted them taken off, too much publicity on him rather than Sam maybe or they are trying to thin out pics of Dan and Satsuki in the press.

    I’ve noticed things on both of them get taken off papers and threads very quickly..I guess his PR is ever watchful.

  • KittyDuran

    At least until the premiere red carpet photos – I’m going to say that Dan and Sats have made the decision or someone has told them to “cool down” the publicity of their relationship. Only because, and you only have to look at websites like JJs and have even another celeb ask about the status, it seems to be a major issue everywhere.

    Then again, they could look all lovey dovey on the red carpet…. ;)

  • to mary/#56

    I think they got fed up of the marriage questions and decided to back off slightly, who knows?

    That statement about “marriage not happening anytime soon” was a clear indicator that something has changed, wether they are married and he wanted to throw a red herring into the works or he wanted to make a statement to the press to back off..maybe it was upsetting her as she knows they aren’t getting married and everyone was asking her.

    Or that they plan to very soon and wanted to again throw the media off the scent.

  • KittyDuran

    To #60… I think you covered all the bases… :D

    Actually, I’m getting pretty excited I want to see how Sats looks, but I’m really looking forward to seeing what Gemma and Olga will be wearing (they’re easier on everybody’s eyes).


  • to kitty

    why does everyone think they will be lovey dovey on the qos red carpet and not so much the others although on FOAF they looked happy.

    maybe they will get excited too like the rest of us would and that will kick in

    what a wonderful life these people lead

  • KittyDuran

    To #62…

    Hey! It’s a livin’…. ;)

  • to kitty

    has old sats been hitting the sun bed again? she needs to watch out, her skin is already like leather!

    sam t wood is older than her but looks years younger

  • to kitty

    Curiously, Craig sounded unsure whether he would return for a fourth film as James Bond. “I can’t see doing it beyond another movie. If they ask me back to do another movie I would be thrilled.” However, in other interviews, Craig has implied he is on a four-film contract (it is likely his contract is for three films, with the option of a fourth, as was Pierce Brosnan’s).

    Craig also spoke about his decision to turn down the title role in Marvel’s comic book adaptation, Thor. “They spoke about it, but I thought ‘I can’t play Bond and Thor.’ It’s like some stupid f***ing power trip. Blond hair and a big hammer… it would have been too much of a statement… [Bond] is as physical as I want to get in movies at the moment.”

    Quantum of Solace director Marc Forster also reiterated his desire to leave the franchise after this film: “They offered me the next one, but I am switching genres.”

    (oooh, I wanted to see him as THOR..


  • to kitty

    Hey, they should rename this site, Just Kitty/Tiger (and sometimes Lou!)


  • to kitty

    The reason why those other pics of Daniel were taken off was because the night was about Sam and he didnt want to deter from it was, Guy Ritchie took the brunt of the publicity.

  • PICS'yes_i_no'_exhibition_and_after_party,_london?cr=1

    WOW! A marked difference in the Satsuki pic and the STW pics with Dan.

    The chemistry/pose should be the other way around!

  • Hello Poll

    One good thing, at least Satsuki can’t be in the Most Elegant Poll again until next year..although I can see her making Most Attractive Woman of the Week with one of her premiere looks.

    Could she possibly win BOTH yearly titles???

  • clara

    I like satsuki’s outfit
    it could be seperates instead of a dress – blue ruched top, black belt, stone coloured linen pencil skirt
    however it does not fit her well and the skirt needs ironing
    her black shoes and tights are too heavy for the outfit she needs bare legs maybe brown blockheeled sandals and a small clutch not a big black bag and get rid of the black nailpolish
    i’ll give her a 60% for this outfit as she’s almost there

  • KittyDuran

    clara… 60/40 – I’d have to agree!

  • sats

    she could have done something to her hair as well, it look raggedy as usual and some decent make up…


    but 100% for having him on her arm..the best accessory..

    and one other major thing, never be photographed with booze in your hand if you are a lady..doesn’t look good

  • sats

    You do realize that Daniel can claim back all that cash he’s dishing out on her outfits as entertainment expenses dont you?

  • jh

    Maybe he is appalled at her appearance and being seen with her FINALLY. She is a drunk skank

  • article

    Olga talks about Daniel and Daniel talks about staying out of the limelight as much as possible but just turns up with Satsuki when necessary at things

  • mary

    sats @ 10/24/2008 at 12:17 pm
    yes, you’re right. charlize theron shows what it means to be elegant. she’s beautiful. shows what happens when you listen to your stylist.

    sats @ 10/24/2008 at 11:23 am
    i just took a look at that dress she’s wearing. i give it a grade of maybe 55 percent. the blue top part is crunched up, looks like someone rolled it up in a ball when it was wet and let it dry. did you notice how the wide black belts just sits there. you see the the blue top then this black expanse of a belt that just cuts her in half. down below that is that stone coloured skirt.

    as for those tights. well, the only reason i can think for her wearing them is that it must have been cold that day in london. but why did she have to carry that large purse; something smaller would have been better.

  • to mary

    Because she has no sense of style when she’s left to her own devices thats why.

    He must be totally blind to her lack of style.

    She’ll look better when she does the QoS thing because Sony will have paid for stylist.

    There you have it.

  • to 77

    my grandmother worked as a seamstress for the house of channel in paris for many years. i just finished going through all the pictures of satsuki; both on and off the red carpet; i could find on line. it’s taken me forever. grandmother’s verdict “this young lady has an un-sosphicated sense of style. she doesnot seem to understand what elegance means. she dresses like a badly advised teenager.”

  • to 77

    Its CHANEL not CHANNEL but I agree with your grandmother although Sats is 32, she should know better.

    I bet she will wear a number by Chanel for QoS, Royal premiere maybe or will she wear Versace again…let’s hope she gets it right this time and not look too androgynous.

  • KittyDuran

    To 79…
    let’s hope she gets it right this time and not look too androgynous.

    The androgynous style can be OK but you have to soften the look a little to make it work IMHO. With Sats it should be her hair. The two times that I remember it not working (tho’ the dresses were great) was the CR Royal Premiere and the 2007 BAFTAs (with the strapless gold gown). Even though it would be help if she wore some pads or a push-up bra for her breasts – the real drawback to me with the overall style was her slick back hairstyle – it was way too severe.

  • to 77

    is sats really 32? for some reason i thought she was older than that; maybe 35. proves how wrong i was.

  • //

    I’m astounded that he is oblivious to how crappy she does look. Especially when he is around women who are lovely and then he chooses to be seen with the misfit gf. It really doesn’t make sense to me. Men are supposed to be visually stimulated creatures. There is really no excuse for her wrinkled clothes and horrific hair, etc. All of this dpes reflect on him.

  • The sun

    click on video screen where is says The Sun celebrates Bond with free MP3 player for all…

    it’s very funny

  • to82

    to //
    i agree with you, she is, the majority of the time, a thrown together mess

    you make a good point as to what he finds visually attractive about her but maybe it’s her “intelligence” and her “grounding influence”

  • clara

    I have found some more info on satsuki through google

    she is a graduate of the uni of pennsylvania

    she is mentioned as taking part in athletic competitions, high jump, 1998 indoor heptagonal championships when she jumped 168m

    does SR stand for senior year?

    she is also mentioned in uni press in ’95/’97 as a junior

    also that she was a production and development executive for 2929 Productions, where she sourced and developed films for the company to produce and finance
    Her focus was on comedies, thrillers, horror and star-driven awards films.

    she was also an associate producer on star search (sounds like a tv show)
    so with dan she is essentaily doing the job she was doing before

  • clara

    it looks like she went to mercer island high school, lake washington, kirkland.
    she ran 100/300 metre hurdles and did high jump for her school in ’92, ’93 she was good and it looks like she was team captain in ’94 when she graduated and went to a good university, ivy league.

  • daniel lover

    To Clara – thanks for the info on Sats. Why didn’t Daniel just hire her, he did not have to “bed” her. Just like Canada’s Celin Dion, she married her “older” manager; never giving herself a chance to meet other men. Not that I am comparing Daniel to Celin. One is gorgeous and the other can sing.

  • to clara

    I wonder what her high school friends have to say about her? How many stories from them have they (Dan’s PR) had to stop?

  • to clara

    She sounds like a very intelligent woman and very athletic..there you have it..that is what he is attracted to.

  • clara

    we have no idea what she studied at university she could of got in on an athletic scholarship or is privileged enough not to worry about expense of education

  • to clara

    Does any of this info on her have a relevance really?

    The fact is she is with him and I wouldn’t bet anytime soon that she won’t be.

    Bad dress sense or not, that’s the way the cookie crumbles.

  • lol
  • to 91

    the info on her may not have any relevance for you but for others it does. you may not like that; but this is a public forum and as such everyone is entitled to say what they want. i don’t where you are but here in united states we believe in free speech.

  • clara

    i found it interesting
    we know nothing about her so some background info makes her seem more human

  • KittyDuran

    I googled as well for photos and I found some old photos probably taken right when they first met (2005). And let me just say that the woman could stand to gain a few pounds now. It would make all the difference in the world – those old photos she actually looked healthy – now I just don’t know. Being so skinny seems to accent her angular looks and not in a good way.

    Give that woman a twinkee Dan!


  • KittyDuran

    Clara, I agree, it does fill out her “sense of being” you might say. She becomes more tangible and not coming “out of nowhere” to grab Dan…

  • to kitty

    She didnt come out on nowhere, she was in the business and worked with him on The Jacket.
    She certainly didnt nab Dan, Dan nabbed her.

  • J Ross

    Titles to the next film?

    :The Investigation of Morality”.
    “A Brimful of Diamonds”
    “Climax of Cup-a-Soup”..

    I think Wossy wanted a dirty one..there was a beaver in there somewhere.


  • to kitty

    Why does she have to be more tangible?

    Explain that please.

  • 100

    one hundred!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    to 99:

    I think maybe she then wont appear as predatory maybe..or fickle??