In case you were wondering: “Can 52-year-old Daniel Craig still cause the tingles?” the answer is here courtesy of whatever thirsty gay at GQ art directed this cover story. And to that gay I say: “Thank you.”
Daniel covers the April cover of GQ. And the interview includes this:
“He is 52 now, his hair is dirty gray, and he feels twinges of arthritis. “You get tighter and tighter,” Craig told me recently. “And then you just don’t bounce.”“
“Um, I’ll bounce on all of that,” said all the thirsties of the internet. But this isn’t about my thirst and the internet’s thirst for blonde James Bond; it’s about blonde James Bond promoting the movie that was supposed to come out next month but has been pushed to November.
There’s new rumors that Daniel may not be done with playing James Bond, but in this GQ article, they’re still acting like No Time To Die is his last one. Daniel said that everyone on set from director Cary Fukunaga to his stunt double were emotional.
“I’m really… I’m okay. I don’t think I would have been if I’d done the last film and that had been it. But this, I’m like…” He dusted his hands. “Let’s go. Let’s get on with it. I’m fine.”
And he absolutely hates doing promo for these flicks, which is perfect when you’re the lead of a huge franchise:
“You’re front and center while filming, and then they tell you to go and sell the movie. Literally, you’re standing in a crowd of people. And suddenly they’ve all pushed you forward. And they’re like, “Go on!” It’s really disconcerting. And you think you’re responsible. And actually, of course, you are.”
But even though he hates press tours and is so done with Bond (Sure, Jan), Daniel was still hyper-involved in the writing of No Time To Die‘s script, and got Phoebe Waller-Bridge involved.
“This is my last movie,” he told me. “I’ve kept my mouth shut before and I’ve stayed out of it and I’ve respected it and I’ve regretted that I did.” Craig was instrumental in hiring Waller-Bridge to work on the script, partway through the shoot. When things were rough, he didn’t hold back. “I’ve been very forceful in meetings and often way too blunt and probably completely rude,” Craig said. “But I’m like, We’re here! Come on! And I always say sorry.”
It’s taking Daniel Craig longer to leave this franchise than it did for Cher to finish her first farewell concert tour. Well whenever Daniel does decide to hang up his Bond tux, at least he knows he can always turn to thirst-trapping us gays into supporting him.
daniel craig photographed by lachlan bailey for gq (april 2020) pic.twitter.com/8V1uIEr4KF
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