Daniel Craig: Fame Ain’t What It Used to Be
(NEW YORK) — While fans look forward to his third go ’round as James Bond in November’s Skyfall, Daniel Craig is looking back to the Hollywood of yesteryear: before everybody and his mother had a cellphone.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Craig says, “You talk to people in the movie business who have been doing this 40 years and they all say the difference is that, back in the day, you could go and have a drink in the bar, get drunk, fall over, have a good time, relax, whatever, and no one would know about it. But now everyone’s got a camera.”
The actor explains further, “Not that all I want to do is get drunk in a bar, but that’s an example. So you can’t live a normal life anymore. Because it will become public knowledge that you’ve whatever — gotten drunk in a bar or skinny-dipped on a beach or something. Things that normal people do occasionally. And in a way that’s kind of — I’ve got to be high-class … But you have to think in that way. Which is sad, because I like bars.”
That being said, even 007 has his limits. “It’s amazing how many times I’ve sat in interviews … and it’s 11 o’clock in the morning and someone sends a martini over,” Craig says, laughing. “And it’s like, Really? It’s 11 o’clock! Cheers! I’m not going to drink it.”
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