1. Daniel Craig talks ‘Skyfall’, Mendes and the allure of Bond.

    By Matthew Harkin on 2012-09-04

    Speaking with the latest issue of Esquire,  The 44 year old actor, who is returning to the role of James Bond for a third time next month, has agreed to talk all things Bond.

    “I think what’s always fantastic about the Bond stories is that there’s always a darkness involved, but it’s a darkness with a sense of humour. A black humour. It’s about danger, but a good danger, because you’re in the hands of somebody who’s saying ‘F**k you’ to risk, ‘F**k you’ to dying.”


    “Bond movies live or die on their popularity. They force you to care about what people think. And I’m involved [in the films] on a very deep level. I have it in my mind all the time…So there’s that kind of pressure, and that’s an enemy in any art form, acting especially.”

    Craig has also given a insight into how Sam Mendes, director of ‘American Beauty’, and ‘Road To Perdition’, received the massive task of making a Bond film.  “It’s a very showbizzy story. I was at Hugh Jackman’s house in New York. It was a soiree – we were in a play together – and Sam [film and theatre director Sam Mendes] was there. I’d had a few too many drinks and I went, ‘How do you fancy directing a Bond?’ And he kind of looked at me, and he went, ‘Yeah!’ And it snowballed from there.” 


    Read the full Daniel Craig interview in Esquire’s October issue, which is available now.