Actor Daniel Craig is not one to mince words, he just tells it like it is. More often tan not the f-word is thrown in for good measure. Here are some highlights from Craig’s recent interview with Esquire:
On career since landing the James Bond franchise: “I mean, since I’ve just become James Bond. And I think, you know, that means being something that people feel they own. And all of the sudden I’m getting magazine covers, when I got nothing for ten years before that. I say it’s just pure luck. And doing covers, people interviewing me, and they want to know everything and I’m going, I’m not gonna f—ing tell you!
On The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: “It’s as adult as you can possibly make it. This is adult drama. I grew up, as we f*cking all did, watching The Godfather and that, movies that were made for adults. And this is a $100 million R-rated movie. Nobody makes those anymore. And Fincher, he’s not holding back. They’ve given him free rein. He showed me some scenes recently, and my hand was over my mouth, going, Are you f*cking serious?”
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On his past: “Look, I’m gonna have to break my balls here to do this, so therefore you need to make a decision so I can plan the rest of my f—ing life.’ I mean, it’s like, you’re eighteen — let’s get on with this. I mean, that’s easy for me to say to you. Oh, f—, I’m doing it to you now, aren’t I? On kids, it’s a different thing. But I do think there’s a — okay, ultimately at eighteen, I remember … you just don’t really know. And actually they kinda need someone to say, ‘F— it, just do what I tell you!’ And then, you know, for f—’s sake, if he’s there for a year and he’s really f—ing unhappy, he can change.”
On marketing: “[Y]ou just hope a generation’s gonna come who very soon is just gonna turn around and say, ‘Hang on a second. I don’t like being f—ing manipulated like this. I don’t like being told what to do, I don’t like being told what to buy’ — you kind of hope it’s gonna happen. And there’s gonna have to be a shift. I mean, the big companies will figure it out.”
On socio-economic class: “There are some f—ing seriously poor people, who are mixing with your diminishing middle class, and there’s a sort of ever-growing f—ing ruling class, and it’s like, it’s obvious.”
For more Daniel Craig, head on over to Esquire.