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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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  • KittyDuran

    To #99…

    We (until just recently – like today and last week with an interview with Daniel where he sort of “clarified” her role in his life) knew very little about her except that she is with Daniel nearly 24/7. She seemed IMHO as an appendage to him… sometimes nearly identical in what they wore and their expressions in the casual pics. Her name is linked with his, so us fans (I’m a DC fan) wanted to know about her and it was very frustrating because there was really not much and some info was not so clear. So by seeking out personal info on her gives us fans something to grab hold on.

    #97
    Sorry, wrong use of words… ;) Let’s just say they nabbed or grabbed each other. As others have said on this site – Daniel comes across as a sort of needy person and she provides the need. She was there at the right place, the right time. So they both benefit from the relationship… we can only guess what all that entails! :)

  • to 101

    To #99…

    “So by seeking out personal info on her gives us fans something to grab hold on”…

    If you’re fans of Daniel why is it necessary to know about her? I’m a fan of his but I’m not interested in her at all. Not that I’m saying that’s better or worse.

    I’m curious about your reactions and interest in her that’s all.

    Why do you feel the need to “grab hold on” to this?

  • daniel lover

    I agree with you KittyD, when you are a fan of Daniels, and Sats is with him 24/7, we become interested in her, if only to know why their relationship works. To me, it is a “working” relationship as he shows no signs or hardly any signs of affection to her. You see him more affectionate with friends than with her. But if that is how they want to run their life, so be it. I only want happness for Daniel.

  • to 103

    ….I only want happness for Daniel…..

    Amen to that.

  • to 103

    to D Lover:

    Why is it important to know why their relationship works?

    Why is this fascinating? Just asking.

  • KittyDuran

    Thanks, dl! :D

    To 102… I used the word “appendage” in a previous post – meaning that she seems attached to him at all times – unfortunately, some would like to use other words. It’s like we see Daniel (not on screen but off) and she’s there. But who and what is she – and the press and Dan himself doesn’t help the situation. That’s just natural for me – but I guess to some that makes me very nosey. Dan chooses to have her about and she gets photographed – he’s in the entertainment business and that’s going to happen. I just feel if she is going to be showcased then I want to at least to know the program…

    ;)

  • KittyDuran

    To 105 – I’m not dl… but here is my 2 cents…

    Only becoming a DC fan since 2007 when I purchased the CR DVD – I didn’t know anything about the man other than that movie. I found him exciting and wanted to know more about him. Googled his name and also the photos, so who was that woman that was with him? Needless to say I was envious – not jealous because that would mean that I loathed her. It was more “look what she has in bed with her every night”. ;) The information on her was not very good – so I would go on websites and blogs trying to get something. Most info was good, even nasty, but it also made me feel that their relationship was sort of “odd” – not in a bad way, but just in a more reserved even business way. Their behavior, esp. of late, is in stark contrast to most of the other entertainment couples, that a lot of us have been speculating. I guess that makes it fascinating.

    :)

  • KittyDuran

    Sorry… this should say…

    “Most info wasn’t good, even nasty,”

    Thanks!

  • to kitty

    Can you not just ignore her or is it that the dynamics, or lack thereof, in their relationship is something that you like looking at?

    Similar to a driving by an accident…

  • to kitty

    Can you not just ignore her or is it that the dynamics, or lack thereof, in their relationship is something that you like looking at?

    Similar to a driving by an accident…

  • KittyDuran

    Similar to a driving by an accident…

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    That’s not a pleasant analogy – but you can’t help at times to look at her – even when you only want to look at Dan.

    :(

  • to kitty

    Sorry, but I’ve read things about her that haven’t been very pleasant and shocking.

    The only analogy I could think of.

  • daniel lover

    Kitty, you answered #105′s question so well that I won’t say anything else, except I agree with everything you say. We look for Daniel and there is Sats.

  • KittyDuran

    We look for Daniel and there is Sats.

    ———————————————————————————————-

    BINGO! You’re the best, dl! [that's enough of my ramblings] ;)

    :D

  • to kitty and dl

    Well it really didn’t answer my question TBH as I’m still wondering what the fascination of this woman is…

    …and I’m still confused really as to whether you, Kitty and DL, would rather see Daniel without her.

    Just curious really, no harm intended.

    Devils Advocate.

  • to 101

    …..to #99…

    We (until just recently – like today and last week with an interview with Daniel where he sort of “clarified” her role in his life)…..

    How did he clarify this..how so?

  • KittyDuran

    I’ll answer this question – because I need to get around the your word of “fascination” – I’m trying to think of another word that more appropriate as my feelings toward her. Soooo….

    …and I’m still confused really as to whether you, Kitty and DL, would rather see Daniel without her.

    ———————————————————————————————–

    OK to be honest I’d rather see less of her – but she is an integral part of his life so he cannot be w/o her.

    As it is, we see her and IMHO her looks are hit or miss – looking stunning in some pics and looking awful in others. It’s very distracting to see such a man as DC with her when she has her “bad” days. All the excuses go through your head… “she must have a great personality”, “opposites attract”, “he loves her for her wit, charm, etc”., “The stylist must have been sick”…. to compensate and not be nasty in the comments on sites like JJs. If I’m going to look at Daniel and he’s with a female companion AND I can’t avoid her – I’d prefer something easy on the eyes. Sometimes I feel my eyes may never walk again after looking at Sats in some pics. ;)

  • to kitty

    But why are you bothered with who he’s with? Why does it affect you?

    :)

  • KittyDuran

    To 116: Here’s the interview…

    http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1198725

    ‘I’ve attached emotions to Bond’
    Prithwish Ganguly
    Thursday, October 16, 2008 23:59 IST

    [this is the last question in the interview...]

    You have been in a long term relationship with film producer Satsuki Mitchell. Is marriage on the cards?
    Yes, our relationship has been going on for a long time. I like her company very much. She is very talented and intelligent. She helps me at various stages of my films. We both tune well. Though one never knows, I don’t think marriage will happen soon.

  • KittyDuran

    To 118:

    Because I want to look at DANIEL! :D And gosh darn-it, she’s seems to be anywhere!!! Get out of those pictures!!! ;)

    [Of course, it could be any woman - so it's just not Sats - she's just the girlfriend du jour for the moment...]

  • to kitty

    If you could think of a woman, who would you like to see him with?

    Sounds by that answer from the interview, that he’s “fond” of her rather than “love” or else he would have used that word.

    “Though one never knows..” famous last words! You think she’ll get pregnant?

    He sounds a bit detached in his emotions.

  • to kitty

    “Very talented and intelligent”…

    …she certainly is as she landed him and is keeping him it looks like.

  • article

    http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/entertainment/film/article52612.ece

    Great review from News of the World…says Daniel gets a fecking hammering and Olga cant be arsed

  • daniel lover

    to #121 I don’t believe Daniel is in love with Sats because of how he talks about her and because he does not show affection to her when the cameras are rolling, but shows more affection to friends. I could be wrong, as we don’t know what goes on behind closed doors. I don’t have another women in mind for him, just someone who makes him happy and who would put a simle on his beautiful face. I will say it again, I just want him to be happy.

  • KittyDuran

    #123… thanks for the link! What a great article (and funny too)… :)

  • KittyDuran

    Well, I’m sitting here at the computer (still in my ‘jammies) with the Parade magazine in front of me looking at the cover (sigh….). Great article but the pics so-so. Somehow the pics of the scenes that never made it in CR keep being published (Dan and Eva in the surf together) – then the red carpet pic of Dan and Sats in Berlin. Like dl said…

    ———————————————————————————————-
    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?

    ———————————————————————————————-
    I agree, and it looks even worse in print :( You would think that they could’ve least purchased a photo from the Oscars or better yet the FOAF premiere. Of course, maybe that pic might have been the cheapest print to buy but they probably felt compelled to put a pic of them together because she is mentioned in the article.

    Oh, well that aside, this issue is a keeper… :D

  • KittyDuran

    BTW, for those that have the magazine for comparison, check out the Personality Parade (inside cover) which is sort of a Q&A. Someone asks about Jennifer Aniston dating/marriage choices but the answer mentions Nicholas Cage and his latest marriage (with a pic of the couple). Alice, the 3rd Mrs. Cage, looks like she is wearing a Leger outfit similar to Sats but in black.

    Now, I know that some women are just prettier than others but I was drawn by the fact that Alice Cage is probably Asian-American (haven’t looked it up) like Sats. But from this one photo there is no contest – Alice just looks more “together” and much more confident with a big smile on her face (of course, she is married to Nick and he’s holding her close so that’s do doubt the reason… ;) )

  • to 127

    Well Sats is engaged to him and Dan’s holding her close at the P Express premiere..so what’s the difference?

  • QoS

    http://www.people.co.uk/showbiz/atthemovies/tm_headline=review-quantum-of-solace%26method=full%26objectid=20841834%26siteid=93463-name_page.html

    Bad review of QoS from The Sunday People

    This movie is fairly odd as people either like it or they dont..somewhat like the gf…

  • watch

    http://commanderbond.net/components/quicknews/index.php?action=item&item=50529

    What I dont understand is why he gave a $23,000 plus Omega watch (did Daniel buy that or was he given it?) anyway, to Jonathon Ross (who earns millions anyway for bugger all)…and this was before Ross stated that he would donate it to charity..what WAS Daniel thinking?

    I know it was a kind spur of the moment thing and really Ross couldnt really keep it anyway or else he would have looked like a scmuck but a man like Ross can easily afford to buy Omega watches.

    I do remember reading somewhere that Daniel gave his jacket to someone who was admiring it…he seems like his is grateful for the luxuries he has now.

  • KittyDuran

    To 128… Marriage? ;)

    Hopefully, when Dan and Sats get married she’ll smile alot more (it makes her look much better). Plus, she’ll have alot more to smile about!

    :)

  • clara

    to kitty
    i’ve seen the pic of alice cage you are talking about. she is beautiful. maybe its a little unfair to compare satsuki to her.

    i’m interested in satsuki’s background in order to better understand daniels psychology.
    he is cerebral and is attracted to intellect and personality over looks
    he is emotionally needy and would rather stay in a stale relationship than be alone/single/dating
    he is with her because she can dedicate 100% of her time to him
    he does not dedicate the same time back to her – his career comes first/ he wants freedom to go out with the lads/ his daughter is a priority.

    when satsuki hurt her knee at the gym he called his mother in to help, this suggests that he was either unable to deal with the situation or he considered it inconvienent.

  • KittyDuran

    Bad review of QoS from The Sunday People

    This movie is fairly odd as people either like it or they dont..somewhat like the gf…

    ———————————————————————————————–
    What all the reviews seem to have in common is that QOS is a bad comparsion to CR and that DC is probably the best thing about the movie.

    Actually, there are only 3 reviews that I care about – myself and my parents. My parents just like going to the movies and they sometimes don’t even care what’s playing. I might let them see the movie first (if I can wait) then hear their take. What they really like about CR was the poker scenes because they’ll avid card players (my mom even knew some of the action before it happened). Until then I’ll do a wait and see…

    Hopefully, some of these bad reviews don’t turn people off to seeing the movie. :(

  • KittyDuran

    To clara…

    he is with her because she can dedicate 100% of her time to him
    ——————————————————————————————-
    That’s a very interesting take on the situation which I never thought about. Sats life seems to revolves around him. And I just thought about another famous (more famous) British man and American woman relationship: the former Duke and Duchess of Windsor (the former Wallis Simpson). There was a special on Biography channel years ago which I taped and one of their friends described their relationship as her being “The world’s best nanny – she was a nanny”.

    Also, think about his other relationships, his first marriage, his long term with Heike and flings with Sienna and Kate – all these women were in the entertainment business and could not dedicate or refuse to dedicate their time and lives for him. Sats offers him not only this time but she (as far as we know) is not pursuing her own career except when it involves him. Perfect match!

  • suppositions

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2008/oct/25/james-bond-stunts

    Great article

    to 131:

    If marriage is what it takes to make her happy, she needs to rethink this. She should be happy now..maybe Daniel is feeling the pressure and realized that marrying someone to make them happy won’t make it work. He seems more mature about it as he’s been through a failed marriage once before. Sats hasn’t and has rose coloured glasses on about it probably.

    to 132:

    Why feel compelled to feel the need to understand her and by doing so, understand him? No-one will ever know what is going on and most likely we are all off base with our deductions.
    I think when he called in his Mom it was because he had things to do and didn’t want to leave Sats alone in the house. I bet Sats though is looking after Daniel now…give and take..but there’s a difference, he can walk with a bad arm. Sats likely needed help with stuff that only a woman could help with.

    to 134;

    I think you’ve nailed it. I think he wants/needs a women who can dedicate her life to him and be there “with a warm dinner on the table” so to speak. He’s old fashioned I think and craves that probably because of his parents divorce. Maybe he feels that he wasn’t nurtured enough? No offence to him family of course.
    As long as she is there doing this then he will be in this relationship I think.

  • to 135

    i think your last comment is right

    she isnt going anywhere, if she forgave him for past ‘indiscretions’ then she obviously doesnt care and will stay regardless

    as long as she is there then he wont go looking elsewhere

    catch 22 if you will

  • daniel lover

    I agree with most of the above comments, but I do not think she is the type to make a warm dinner on the table (and she won’t eat it) She does not look like the domesticated woman to me. If she is by his side 24/7, she wont’ have time to cook, unless they cook together; they grocery shop together. I know she does not iron, as her clothes are often wrinkled. I think she helps more with his “business” affairs and lets other people cook and clean. Just my impression; could be out to left field!

  • KittyDuran

    dl… I think I read somewhere that he had a job as a cook before becoming an actor. So maybe he does the cooking (or at least some -breakfast?)

    :)

  • KittyDuran

    Here I found it! :D
    http://members.nowpublic.com/culture/celebrities-kitchen-16-famous-people-who-have-been-chefs-or-cooks
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    Daniel Craig: Actor
    The current James Bond. Star of the movies Infamous, Sylvia, and Layer Cake.

    He used to work as a chef in a pub before he hit the big screen.

    As Daniel Craig says:

    “I love to cook. But because I used to work in the hostelry industry, I can’t cook for a few, because I’m used to cooking for 20 or more at a time. So there are always a lot of leftovers. Cooking is something that is in your blood. Even now, when I go into a working kitchen, a shiver runs down my spine.” (Source: Waleg.Com / Hello Magazine)

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    Maybe Sats doesn’t like his cooking (pub food = too many calories)
    ;)

  • to 137 and 138

    I meant the “warm dinner on the table” metaphorically as to being always there for him, not in a literal sense.

  • to daniel lover

    I dont think they have “staff” in their house..it’s just them..so cooking and cleaning, well, who knows? Maybe she does, maybe she doesn’t (no, she doesn’t look the type I agree, sorry)..maybe Daniel does it all..I can see him with a duster and a can of Pledge… :D

    (probably have a cleaning lady)…

  • daniel lover

    Kitty, thanks for the info. Just another little bit of information about Daniel I did not know. Now I can picture him in the kitchen cooking supper for me (I mean for Sats and 18 other people) How cute he must look slaving over a hot stove. What a sweet heart!

  • to daniel lover

    To DL:

    He worked in a kitchen in a Notting Hill restaurant mainly when he was working towards Guildhall thereafter he worked as a waiter/bouncer/part-time cook.

  • Dan at BBC Electric Proms

    http://www.gigwise.com/news/47052/Oasis-Pay-Tribute-To-James-Bond-In-London

    Dan out and about in london last night watching Oasis

  • bbc article

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/hi/music/newsid_7692000/7692372.stm

    Oasis attracted a star-studded audience as they closed the BBC Electric Proms in style at the London Roundhouse.

    The Manchester five-piece drafted in the Crouch End Festival Chorus for six songs, including their most famous hits Wonderwall and Don’t Look Back In Anger.

    James Bond star Daniel Craig, Joe Cole and comedians Russell Brand and Ralph Little were among the stars at the gig.

    The show rounded off five days of music spread across Liverpool and London.

    ‘Best ever’

    Dean Swift, 17, from Wellington said the performance was the best he’d ever seen Oasis play.

    He added: “That was blinding. That’s the best gig they’ve done. I saw them at Wembley Arena the other week but the choir added something different to them.”

    Natlie Lawrenson, 22, from Barnsley travelled all the way down from Leeds to see her heroes perform.

    She said: “I’ve seen Oasis a few times now but that was out of this world. To see them at such an intimate venue was just breathtaking. The choir added that extra wow factor too.”

    Oasis made up me pick up a guitar

    Glavegas singer James Allan
    Kicking off with Rock ‘n’ Roll Star the band played a host of songs from their back catalogue along with six new tracks from their current album Dig Out Your Soul.

    Both frontman Liam Gallagher and his brother Noel dedicated songs to their wives, who were watching in the audience, during their set.

    Noel then introduced the band’s 50-member backing choir, who were dressed in plain clothes, at the beginning of Wonderwall b-side Masterplan.

    “This is the Crouch End Choir, I won’t introduce them all by name because there’s 50 of them and we’ll be here all f*****g night,” he joked.

    James Bond

    The ensemble also teamed up with the band for I’m Outta Time, Wonderwall, Champagne Supernova, I Am The Walrus and Number One hit Don’t Look Back In Anger, which saw the whole venue singing.

    During the show, Noel spotted Daniel Craig in the crowd and said: “James Bond is upstairs, I might see if I can blag it so that he can get me the next James Bond theme tune instead of f****g dopey Americans doing it all the time.”

    The actor was then greeted with chants of, ‘Who are you? Who are you?’ from the fans before Noel interjected, ‘He’s Bond, James Bond’.”

    He also pulled a similar trick with comedian Russell Brand later in the show when he dedicated Falling Down to the Radio 2 presenter.

    “Russell will have been up there tonight trying to wangle some introduction to James Bond so he can become some effeminate James Bond baddie,” Noel added.

    Noel Gallagher took a pop at James Bond actor Daniel Craig
    The band wrapped up the show with their cover of The Beatles classic I Am The Walrus before Noel added: “Thanks for coming. We’ll see you at Wembley next year.”

    Earlier, Glasvegas opened the night by performing a host of tracks from their self-titled debut album including hit singles Geraldine and Daddy’s Gone.

    Singer James Allan told Newsbeat that Oasis inspired him to form his own band. He said: “Before I saw Oasis I’d never really felt the urge to be in a band. They made me pick up a guitar.

  • sats

    I wonder is Sats was with him???? No pics of it thought yet.

  • KittyDuran

    To 146… I’m sure she was. Of course, he could just have been out with the lads… but I’m sure he avoided any mosh pits with that bum wing of his…

    :)

  • to kitty duran

    I heard he was just with some male friends. Of course, I could have been told incorrectly.

  • to kitty duran

    ..also he was in the circle up above not obviously down at the front.

    It’s good to hear that he is out and about relaxing before the QoS circuit!

  • tigerlilly

    I’m sure Daniel and Satsuki do go out without each other sometimes, there not joined at the hip…well at least i think so!! ;)

    Hey Kitty are you getting all excitied about QOS Premiere yet?? :)

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