With cameras following him around almost everywhere, the current James Bond depicter has to restrain himself from getting drunk in a bar or skinny-dipping on a beach.
Daniel Craig reveals in a new interview for Vanity Fair's latest issue the downside of being famous since he plays the world's favorite spy agent, James Bond. The 44-year-old British actor, who will soon be seen reprising his famed role in "Skyfall", says that he's no longer able to do "things that normal people do occasionally."
"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," he says. "And in a way that's kind of - I've got to be high-class. I've done a lot of things in my life. But you have to think in that way. Which is sad, because I like bars."
Talking about the old Hollywood days when people were not as obsessed with celebrities as today, he states, "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. Not that all I want to do is get drunk in a bar, but that's an example."
Explaining how the James Bond franchise has evolved leading up to the upcoming 23rd installment of the movie series, Daniel says, "What I'm doing is not what Pierce (Brosnan) was doing, and Pierce wasn't doing what Roger Moore was doing, or what Sean (Connery) was doing, or what Timothy (Dalton) was doing."
He continues, "Things have changed. It's just kind of the ride of it. Pierce used to say that it's like being responsible for a small country. It's kind of like you have to look after it diplomatically. I kind of get that, but I can't really say that's my deal. I'm not going to be the poster boy for this. Although I am the poster boy."