'I can't get drunk in public now I'm James Bond': Daniel Craig reveals he's had to give up going to the pub to play the 007 agent
18:30 GMT, 2 October 2012
With a great role like James Bond comes great responsibility, thinks Daniel Craig.
The actor has admitted you won't see him stumbling out of pubs drunk any time soon, not now that he's portraying the covetable role of the classy 007 agent.
Daniel, 44, is gearing up for the release of his third Bond movie, Skyfall, and is very aware of the fact that the cameras are on him at all times.
'Shaken, not stirred': Daniel Craig, pictured here as James Bond in
Quantum Of Solace, wants to keep the classy image in his everyday life
as well and feels he can no longer get drunk in public
The British actor, who is married to Rachel Weisz and resides in New York, leaves his wild past behind him as he's desperate to hang on to the stylish and classy image that comes with the James Bond part.
'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,' he told the November issue of Vanity Fair.
Skyfall: Daniel is action as the 007 secret agent in the latest Bond film
'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.
'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.
Private agent: In his personal life, the actor likes to stay away from the bars and instead hang out with his wife Rachel Weisz and four-year-old stepson
'Things that normal people do occasionally. And in a way that’s kind of—I’ve got to be high-class.'
Opening up: He speaks candidly to the November issue of Vanity Fair magazine
Although don't feel too bad for the Brit, as he admits he has had his fair share of partying.
'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.'
And Daniel claims he can't be persuaded to have a drink, not even a classic martini, even though many fans have tried.
amazing how many times I’ve sat in interviews like this in a bar or a
hotel, and it’s 11 o’clock in the morning and someone sends a martini
over,' he told the magazine, laughing.
'And it’s like, Really It’s 11 o’clock! Cheers! I’m not going to drink it.'
The actor also speaks out about the iconic role and the constant comparison to former Bond actors that comes with it in the latest issue of the magazine.
'What I’m doing is not what Pierce
was doing, and Pierce wasn’t doing what Roger Moore was doing, or what
Sean was doing, or what Timothy [Dalton] was doing.
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.'
Read the full interview in the November issue of Vanity Fair magazine.