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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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  1. 101
    KittyDuran Says:

    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! :)

  2. 102
    to 101 Says:

    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?

  3. 103
    daniel lover Says:

    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.

  4. 104
    to 103 Says:

    ….I only want happness for Daniel…..

    Amen to that.

  5. 105
    to 103 Says:

    to D Lover:

    Why is it important to know why their relationship works?

    Why is this fascinating? Just asking.

  6. 106
    KittyDuran Says:

    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…

    ;)

  7. 107
    KittyDuran Says:

    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.

    :)

  8. 108
    KittyDuran Says:

    Sorry… this should say…

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

    Thanks!

  9. 109
    to kitty Says:

    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…

  10. 110
    to kitty Says:

    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…

  11. 111
    KittyDuran Says:

    Similar to a driving by an accident…

    ——————————————————————————————

    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.

    :(

  12. 112
    to kitty Says:

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

    The only analogy I could think of.

  13. 113
    daniel lover Says:

    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.

  14. 114
    KittyDuran Says:

    We look for Daniel and there is Sats.

    ———————————————————————————————-

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

    :D

  15. 115
    to kitty and dl Says:

    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.

  16. 116
    to 101 Says:

    …..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?

  17. 117
    KittyDuran Says:

    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. ;)

  18. 118
    to kitty Says:

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

    :)

  19. 119
    KittyDuran Says:

    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.

  20. 120
    KittyDuran Says:

    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...]

  21. 121
    to kitty Says:

    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.

  22. 122
    to kitty Says:

    “Very talented and intelligent”…

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

  23. 123
    article Says:

    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

  24. 124
    daniel lover Says:

    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.

  25. 125
    KittyDuran Says:

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

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