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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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  • clara

    satsuki looks better in deep dark shades of red, blue and green
    but she wears too much harsh silver/black or washes herself out in beige
    she doesn’t know how to dress for her colouring or bodyshape
    her sense of style signals that she is insecure and wants to blend into the background

  • to tigerlily

    that low cut red dress is what she wore in moscow. you say she looked stunning? i just showed that picture of sats in the red dress to a group of stylists here in LA and their reaction was different from yours. these women work with some of the a-list actress, and are the first stylists to get called when an actress gets nominated for an oscar and/or an emmy etc etc..

    to put it bluntly if one these women had been hired as a stylist for satsuki there is not way that she would have walked out the door in that red thing. to a person, these stylists think that she looked “cheap and common”. on top of that the dress was not at all made for satsuki. it was too long, not properly fitted, and the low cut did nothing except draw attention to her flat chest.

  • KittyDuran

    my gf thinks she will wear something strapless in black/b/w or silver with an updo of hair maybe something grecian in nature?
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    I hope she doesn’t wear something strapless – she doesn’t have the “goods” to hold it up…

  • tigerlilly

    To # 202

    I am not a stylist, i know nothing about all the technical crap of clothes. I was just giving my opinion that’s all. To me she looked stunning.

  • M

    I think she sucks on many levels

  • kkkk

    He must not have a great eye for what looks proper, otherwise why does he go out into public with her looking so badly?? He is also judged by her poor appearance. Like when her strapless gown is dragging on the ground and barely covering her tiny boobs.

  • Lou Lover

    I’m sorry I posted that article now and offered my opinions.

    No more prate from me on this couple I think. Its’a minefield..lol.

    ;)

  • KittyDuran

    I think she will look beautiful at the premiere of QOS whatever colour she decides to wear.
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    She should look beautiful (at all times on the red carpet) or someone should be fired – there are probably people making good money to make her look good…

  • KittyDuran

    I’m sorry I posted that article now and offered my opinions.

    No more prate from me on this couple I think. Its’a minefield..lol.
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    :D It’s only minefield because of Sats mercurical (sp?) looks – if she was more consistent in her looks there wouldn’t be such a battleground in the sides taken.

    I luv, Luv, LUV looking at Daniel and if she’s going to be in the picture I want her to look good as well – otherwise it just ruins it for me.

    and that’s MY prate! ;)

  • liverpool article
  • KittyDuran

    to 210… Thanks for the article! :D

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  • tigerlilly

    Lou lover you should know by now that if you say anything nice, positive or supportive of Satsuki, you end up getting a flurry of nasty or negative comments back. Hey at least you didn’t get a bashing, i think they save that for me, they like Tiger bashing on here!! lol! ;)

    Nice to have you back by the way!!

  • to kittyduran

    any good stylist would take a good look at satsuki’s figure and proportions and work with what she has. sats looked picture perfect at the premiere of casino royale in london. if sats is going to go strapless then the dress should be properly fitted like the one she wore to the premiere of FOAF.

    the gold dress was a terrible fit. sats should do what jennifer lopez, susan sarandon, kare winslet; etc do. they choose the dress and then they take it to a seamstress to have it properly tailored to their indivdual body type. these women also take their trousers, jeans, and days clothes for proper tailoring as well.

    there is no excuse or reason for satsuki not to do the same. there’re are stylists here in LA who shake their head in amazement at some of this dresses that satsuki has worn. they all ask the same thing “what is she thinking”?

  • clara

    i didn’t like satsuki’s blue versace CR premire gown it was too masculine, her scrapped back hair made her face look harder
    someone on M16 bond site said she had a face like an old boot.

    i prefer the softer feminine look of the bejing china premire
    she was styled perfectly great makeup, soft updo, black dress with lace bodice.

    the oscars dress was too beige and dull, low cut in front when she has no cleveage and backless which showed untoned wrinkly skin
    she was refered to as looking like a glass of soy milk

    bland, dull, with an unpleasant aftertaste

  • KittyDuran

    She looks like she takes advantage of a stylist and other times it looks as if she can’t be bothered – or it’s a spur of the moment thing (like the Pineapple Express premiere) and there is not time to call someone to help. :(

    Yeah, the CR royal premiere they both look great (but a little scared… ;) )

  • to clara

    clara, i hate to laugh at your comments but i had too.

    like an old boot with a bad aftertaste..cripes!

    i like my boots but i hate soy milk, maybe daniel loves it…;)

    dont like her much? lol

  • KittyDuran

    the oscars dress was too beige and dull, low cut in front when she has no cleveage and backless which showed untoned wrinkly skin
    she was refered to as looking like a glass of soy milk

    bland, dull, with an unpleasant aftertaste
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    I thought the front looked OK – even though there was little cleveage – but the back…. I looked at some Getty Images and was that her sitting next to Dan (w/cigar) back toward the camera at the after party? If yes, not good (I’m still assuming it was her – I have my doubts because the dress looked so different front to back).
    :(

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    You’re right about the China premiere – too bad she didn’t smile too much – but the look was much better and the dress fit her well. :)

  • KittyDuran

    #217… I think clara is more forgiving than she sounds and tries (like I do) to give Sats the props when its warranted. But you’re right, I did have a chuckle with the visuals. ;)

  • clara

    to kitty:
    yes thats her dan is smoking a cigar and has his hand on the back of her chair
    her back is a pasty white

  • to clara

    didn’t like satsuki’s blue versace CR premire gown it was too masculine, her scrapped back hair made her face look harder
    someone on M16 bond site said she had a face like an old boot.
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    that’s where you and the stylists i know here in LA disagree. they all think she was perfect at casino royal premiere in london. but they do agree that she looked lovely at the bejing premiere,they will give her that as well.
    as for the oscar dress i don’t know where she got it from but it should have been sent back. i thought it looked like a soggy white sock. it’ll be interesting to see what she wears at QOS premiere i just hope it’s fitted properly, flattering to her body type and everything else is in place.

  • KittyDuran

    How’s the weather for tomorrow in London? (not that it makes too much of a difference – an evening dress is an evening dress…)

  • to clara

    the oscar dress whas by Marchesa I think..

    he was giving the phtog the bird with his finger in the cigar pic…

    the weather is cold, maybe rain in London like last year

    she was miserable at the china premiere but looked good

    the versace gown was ok but her hair was too severe, she was going for mannequin look

  • to clara
  • to clara

    dont quote me on that but i think they saw one of her shows in NY

  • clara

    its going to be cold maybe snow – there is going to be a spell of freezing cold weather inthe uk.
    for her sake i hope she doesn’t walk the red carpet and do pics – dan should just promote the film and take pics with his co stars

  • to clara

    oh she’ll be outside with him no worries…she might be rushed in if its raining or cold/snowing.

    he’ll do the walkabout then inside we will see them lining up for the Royal introductiion with sats behind him…probably pics in the foyer of the cinema by various press outlets

    dont worry clara, there will be tons of pics of them together

  • clara

    worried?
    i’m just wondering if anything is going to change from last time
    if not – then he can’t complain about the public interest in his relationship

  • KittyDuran

    She being wearing a designer gown – she will be seen… I’m sure that’s part of the deal of getting to wear said gowns.

  • KittyDuran

    #224… Interesting – but none I think that Sats would look good in (tho’ she certainly looks better than some of those models – eek!). If she does go with this designer I hope it’s not the prom dress wannabee fashions. :(

  • to 228

    no, same as ever…she will be up front and center and beaming and enjoying every last drop

  • to 228

    …has he ever really complained anywhere?

    never read anything, maybe some comments about being private and keeping it that way..just because they walk the red carpet doesnt mean they arent private…

    wont they be 2 years “engaged” this christmas?

  • oasis gig

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljbwUT_Bx9I

    here is the Oasis gig, you can see Daniel and Sats…

  • Branddee

    When is the QOS prim?

  • KittyDuran

    QOS Royal Premiere is tomorrow night (for those of us in the North America) – but tonight for those in the UK (it’s almost 2am there).

  • KittyDuran

    here is the Oasis gig, you can see Daniel and Sats…
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    The best part? When the crowd chants “Who are you”? and Noel says, “He’s Bond, James Bond”…. fantastic! :D

  • review

    http://www.007magazine.co.uk/bond22/bond_22_review.htm

    full of spoilers but only 1/10 review…

  • snow

    its started snowing in london

    maybe an overcoat for him and goodness knows what for her…

  • snow

    ,,,igloo?

    :)

  • snow
  • olga

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/film/article1867952.ece

    all eyes will be on Olga though..she will turn everyone’s heads…dan better not do a double take at her when she walks by..

  • KittyDuran

    all eyes will be on Olga though..she will turn everyone’s heads…dan better not do a double take at her when she walks by..

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    I’m sure Gemma will turn some heads as well…

  • to kitty

    yes but olga is more mature and i think if dan ogles gemma it might look a bit pervy…

  • Oasis

    His daughter is lovely.
    Even though Sats is next to him you can still see some distance in his body language….his body is twards his daughter… almost like Sats is behind him and he has his back to her. The guy next to Sats looks like he could be her brother.

  • oasis gig

    i noticed that too, he was very distant from her i thought too..i think sats has a brother, Colin i think, maybe he is in London, maybe works there..Ballie Walsh though was near Sats..i think a few family members were there, maybe sats parents are there and are going to the royal premiere ,,i know dan’s mom is going

  • oasis gig

    it think he was telling ella to move away after noel shouted him out as dan says “f*ck off” but then the lights went up and she didnt make it away quick enough, i read that somewhere

  • Oasis

    If all her family members are there as well then they are definately close and will be staying together. Once the family, especially parents are involved and she is among his famlly and best friends then it is a done deal…. wedding bells definately in the near future. If these are the people he chooses to share one of the biggest moments in his life then they are special to him.

  • New Yorker

    I agree with Oasis…..she’s in there for good so everyone should stop bit**ing about it. She is not going anywhere.

  • to ny

    was there any ever any doubt about how close they are and their families?

    wedding bells who knows, i think he was close to heikes parents too and there you go

    doesnt signal anything but the tighter knit they all are then yes, harder to walk away or want too

    heike and dan split up after a holiday together so with relationships, one never knows

  • to 249

    I agree, you never know what can happen. But Heike left him not the other way around so unless Sats leaves him (which she will never do) then they will never split up. Heike strikes me as a much stronger woman with no hidden agendas unlike Sats whos is in this for more than just love.

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