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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 ‚Ä”- 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‚Ä”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 na√Įve. 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‚Ä”and this is much more important‚Ä”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

    he was asked by the paps to kiss her cheek, that was relayed back to me

    he looks unhappy and form what imhearing smiled quite infrequently so far

    their chemistry was a little strained from what i’m hearing so far

  • clara

    vid of arrivals and kiss on bbc news website – kiss is much better on film – dan kisses her unconsciously, she isn’t prepared for it but smiles widely afterwards

  • sats
  • sats

    or he gets v nervous

  • daily mail

    I think she looked the best she’s ever been.

    She certainly outshone all the ladies there..and Dan knew it!

    She has stepped up her game.

    Where are all the crItics now huh?


  • clara

    satsuki looked better.
    she did not however outshine any of the other women there
    upstaged by gemma in her awful ripped dress and mismatched gladiater sandels
    dame judi had a cheeky 007 tattoo on the back of her neck
    olga was beautiful 100/100 in a gorgeous red gown

    i like the formal way he is holding her hand in one pic – sort of reassuring to her and using her arm to protect/block himself

  • KittyDuran

    As the actor stepped out of his limousine he told reporters: ‘How does anybody ever get used to this?’
    That speaks VOLUMES my friends!

    I think both him and Sats were very nervous and it certainly showed… very much like the CR royal premiere – maybe it has to do with meeting royalty or that the Bond pictures are so big??? He looked like he didn’t want to really be there (and Sats senses this) and she looked mostly petrified in some of the pics (which makes her look very wooden). This was just a occupational hazard or a duty rather than a pleasure. Compare how they look at the FOAF premiere and it is startling.

    Poor Dan, he still looks like he’s in pain… :(
    she did not however outshine any of the other women there
    upstaged by gemma in her awful ripped dress and mismatched gladiater sandels
    dame judi had a cheeky 007 tattoo on the back of her neck
    olga was beautiful 100/100 in a gorgeous red gown
    Maybe “outshine” is not the word – more stylish? She definately looked better than Gemma – but no way better than Olga. But Olga could wear a sack and still look better than most women. ;)

  • KittyDuran

    you can see the back of sats dress, it was cut looked lovely
    It did – like the back better than the front! :D

    Where are all the crItics now huh?
    Hey, we’re still here! Oh, wait, you mean the REAL nasty ones? ;)

  • susie

    i just saw the pictures; for what it’s worth;
    satsuki looked pretty in the purple dress. i liked that her hair is down and to the side. not severe looking. as for the hand holding behind daniel’s back; it may be what the two of them are most comfortable with. although daniel and satsuki both looked a little strained.

    it could be for many reasons; last minute rushing to get everything ready for the various premieres, an arguement while in the car, etc etc. i did see an article that refers to her as his long-term girlfriend, and until i read about a wedding taking place a ring is just a ring. no matter how big it may be or how much it sparkles.

    olga’s dress is beautiful, actually much more so than satsuki’s. gemma’s dress is interesting. i actually like it but then i’m the same age as she is and my hair/eye color is also the same. i would have chosen it; in fact i’m going to talk to my sister-in-law about finding the dress for myself. i have a operal ball to attend here in NYC.

  • ?

    Sat’s dress fits like a sack, . She still looks like a guy in a dress to me also. She just lacks feminine softness in my opinion.

  • daniel lover

    I give Sats 70/100 because the purple dress suits her and her hair is nice but the dress is too plain. Now, Olga’s dress was wonderful and she looks good in that red color. Daniel looks great as usual but not too happy, maybe still in pain. A few fans from D2D were going to be there and I am anxious to see what they post. Hope they were able to see Daniel and maybe talk to him/ take a picture.

  • observations

    he didnt look happy honestly..he has looked happier

    you would think they were used to this by now afetr 2 years odd of going to these things

    she looked nervous and very stiff but the dress was ok…

  • daily mail
  • the sun

    pics of the kiss in the slideshow..

    first time i have seen him kiss her in all of the four years in a pic

  • ???

    I thought the gf was supposed to have a professional sylist? She was let out in that shapeless unflattering dress?? I just thought she would look better. 30/10 The dress is awful. The face the same

  • The Kiss

    So why kiss her now in public…..why after four years would he do that now? What do you all think? Is if for show? Is he sending a message to eveyone saying look I really do love her regardless of what you say?

  • Satsuki

    This woman does not have a feminine bone in her body. No matter what dress she wears it never fits well and you would think someone as skinny as she is can pull off some of these outfits but it never seems to work. Combine that with a face that is like leather and it’s a dogs breakfast.

  • to 317

    With regards to the kiss, I think he is making a statement to the world that she is the ONE and it is a message to his ex’s and those that are hoping to replace Satsuki that he is taken. If he has never kissed her publicly and is doing it now that means he has made up his mind and is ready to make a statement to the world that Satuski is his love and he adores her……thats my opinion.

  • Stylist

    Please fire Satsuki’s stylist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Affectionate

    He appears to be more openly affectionate with her now. Someone did mention in a previous post that they would be more lovey dovey on the carpet and they certanly are. He is holding her much closer and apprears to be very happy.

  • KittyDuran

    To 317… I personally like that Dan doesn’t give a rat’s a** about what people think! Why should he? It’s his life…we’re just peons… ;)

    To 319… interesting… but the nice part about the kiss was that it looked totally “ad lib” both from him and especially from her – she looked really surprised, and of course, happy afterwards. I also prefer the “live” version on the BBC instead of the still pic (Sat’s face doesn’t look right).

  • KittyDuran

    He appears to be more openly affectionate with her now. Someone did mention in a previous post that they would be more lovey dovey on the carpet and they certanly are. He is holding her much closer and apprears to be very happy.
    I think that was ME! I’ll need to see more video to make a better assessment. The still pics – except for the kiss – was status quo IMHO.

  • clara

    daniel is a contradictory person
    he doesn’t want to talk about his private life but yet here he is again putting his relationship on display.
    he should be promoting QoS standing next to olga and gemma and judi
    but again standing next to his gf, who is wearing what might be an engagement ring fuelling rumours again.

    I know he’s nervous of doing bond red carpets but he really should of mastered them by now.
    he is very intelligent and i’m surprised he still hasn’t learnt how to handle the media/press yet.

  • KittyDuran

    JJ’s got the red carpet pics up! Let’s MOVE and close this thread out!

  • kiss

    he kissed her because she was nervous..i dont think it was a PR move..but we will see if he is choosing to be more affectionate..maybe someone told him that they look like a pair of icicles together sometimes..

    wouldnt read too much into it

  • why

    Why would she be nervous its not her night it’s his night she is suppose to support him not make it worse for him. She is not the star he is.

  • to 327

    she thinks she is and she gets nervous ..that is why he kissed her most likely…i dont get people who read into a kiss

    have you seen the pics of her?

    she loves the attention

  • kiss

    I would think then that him kissing her was what she wanted after all she must know that people think they look miserable most of the time

    i bet she loved that

    i agree
    after that he shouldnt bitch anymore

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