Overheard: Why Daniel Craig can't live a normal life
October 3rd, 2012
03:48 PM ET

Overheard: Why Daniel Craig can't live a normal life

Step into the well-heeled shoes of James Bond, and one can expect to acquire heightened status as a celebrity.

But that level of fame, "Skyfall" actor Daniel Craig tells Vanity Fair in its November issue, comes at a very personal price:

“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. 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. 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.”

Apparently Craig's fondness for watering holes has spread, as he joked about the number of 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,” Bond told the magazine. “And it’s like, 'Really? It’s 11 o’clock! Cheers! I’m not going to drink it.'”

Craig's interview with Vanity Fair will arrive on newsstands nationally October 9, with "Skyfall" arriving a month later.

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  2. Dhow Cruise Dinner in Dubai

    hmmmmm,..Apparently Craig's fondness for watering holes has spread, as he joked about the number of 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 and fanty tuny.

    January 30, 2013 at 4:51 am | Report abuse |
  3. jth

    I have no problem if a celebrity gets caught skinny dipping or gets hammered at a bar. Hell, the rest of us do it so why should they be treated any differently?

    October 29, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Chuck

    Been watching Bond movies since the '60s and, while it has taken a while to find a James Bond that I truly like as much or more than Sean Connery, I finally have with Daniel Craig. What Mr. Craig may not realize is that, while there are too many who will attempt to destroy a perfectly private moment for those in the public spotlight (for whatever reason they may have) there are still those of us who respect someone like Mr. Craig and would never dishonor a chance meeting with him in any way. Too bad that more people don't have enough respect for others these days.

    October 8, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Havik

    Mr. Craig says famous people can't live normal lives? This just in. The sky is blue and water is wet. I'm guessing Mr. Craig loves all the $$$ he makes acting because most normal people cannot swim in a pool of cash like he can. I have no doubt that being rich & famous has its downside in trying to live normal life. But I'd bet the farm Mr. Craig would chose to have his picture taken rather than be the person taking the picture.

    October 5, 2012 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  6. my favorite movie is


    October 5, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  7. annieball62

    6 bonds in all. my order of favorites 1Connery #2Brosnon #3Moore #4Craig, other two did not like at all Lazenby, Dalton

    October 5, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  8. annieball62

    there were 6 Bonds, #1 Connery #2 Brosnon #3 Moore #4 Craig , did not care for the other two at all. dalton and lazenby. just my order of preference

    October 5, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  9. BondetteForever

    he and roger moore were the best bonds.

    October 5, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  10. Get bombed--

    please...drinks and suck face...do you people ever do that?

    October 5, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  11. LindaJay23

    Shaken, not stirred.

    October 4, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  12. angryblackman

    Its sad when normal people are so enamored of movies that they cant tell the difference between the actor and his character. Why are they sending martini's to the ACTOR that PLAYS 007. Its just dumb. Kinda like when italians were giving reverence to the Rocky Statue or to the Sopranos actors. Its movies its tv shows it not real life and those characters are not who those people really are. anyway its just sad.

    October 4, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  13. GaPeach

    I love Daniel Craig! He and Jason Statham are the best!!!!!!!!!!

    October 4, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |

    I want to be James Bond so bad......

    October 4, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. drinks later?


    October 4, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  16. after all these years...

    i am still so dam funny...

    October 4, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  17. my name is marjorie

    that's majorie remember it.

    October 4, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  18. oh ok...then i want to bond with


    October 4, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  19. David

    "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,” Bond told the magazine.

    His name is Craig. Daniel Craig

    October 4, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  20. I'd like to bond with


    October 4, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  21. HB

    love u!!! see u sunday

    October 4, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  22. Dan

    i'm invited to the party too...do you want to be my date?

    October 4, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  23. bondette

    Glued In...

    October 4, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  24. bondette

    hb babe

    October 4, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  25. HB


    October 4, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  26. SheSharpShoots

    Mr. Craig is sadly right. Cant we all get past what these people do for a living or get past who they play to realize that these are people are still just like you and I.

    Mr. Craig (and every other actor for that matter) please feel free to come to any place that I am hanging out at and blend in. I promise that I will conduct myself in the same way I would want to be treated. (I.e. "a figment of the imagination). Sorry about the spelling.

    October 4, 2012 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  27. jessy

    Dont complain to much or the next bond will be black an drinking colt 45!they screw up all the good movies

    October 4, 2012 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
  28. Van Halen

    i love to mings too...

    October 4, 2012 at 5:11 am | Report abuse |
  29. Van Halen

    Roger Moore was a great Bond..this Bond was a better actor in the role

    October 4, 2012 at 5:09 am | Report abuse |
  30. Amanda Powers

    Bond is still cute-gotta stay home tonight too much fun!!!

    October 4, 2012 at 5:08 am | Report abuse |
  31. Bond

    did you those women flock over him. it was so funny.

    October 4, 2012 at 5:07 am | Report abuse |
  32. she's number 10

    at least...james bond is hot stuff

    October 4, 2012 at 5:05 am | Report abuse |
  33. Bond

    see so many women-he could care less about her....it is hilarious...

    October 4, 2012 at 5:05 am | Report abuse |
  34. Guys (not flat chested Dan)

    include me next week

    October 4, 2012 at 4:58 am | Report abuse |
  35. Flat Chest Dan

    is better looking then bond...and even has bigger ass

    October 4, 2012 at 4:57 am | Report abuse |
  36. Flat Chested Dan

    probably not home yet...i'm telling the world we had so much fun

    October 4, 2012 at 4:56 am | Report abuse |
  37. Home Alone


    October 4, 2012 at 4:55 am | Report abuse |
  38. Flat Chested Dan

    your hips are too big..no thanks.

    October 4, 2012 at 4:54 am | Report abuse |
  39. Flat Chested Dan

    suck you...never...your a disgusting person..

    October 4, 2012 at 4:53 am | Report abuse |
  40. Richard Fore

    Suck me

    October 4, 2012 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
  41. Justmingscott

    Being of notoriety: is compelling enough to support NORML when life leaves 'normal' out of touch with reality?

    October 4, 2012 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  42. Mammy says

    Is dumping in the shower harmful to the plumbing?

    October 4, 2012 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
    • RZ70

      It should break down eventually unless one of the condoms you swallowed while drug muling passed through your system. But please... please... PLEASE where at least two pairs of socks after your shower.

      October 4, 2012 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  43. trollol

    my partial entertainment for the night ..but u guys are slacking right now :(.. So now im bored again..:P

    October 3, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  44. trollol

    u guys are hilarious ..seriously.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Mandy

    i agree get rid of a the racists comments also

    October 3, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Andy

    Come on CNN – you can do better and erase this dirt comments here. Its going down the drain!!

    October 3, 2012 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • John W.

      You must be new here because the same vile posters have been doing this for years. This is what they do with their obviously ample free time between trips to the welfare office.

      October 4, 2012 at 4:09 am | Report abuse |
  47. Dan to "Sokman"(W)

    your so right.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Sokman

    Bond would NEVER say no to a martini regardless of the time of day... Or b00bs

    October 3, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Amanda Peters


    October 3, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • bleh

      That was the most intelligent comment I've read so far in the CNN articles. It says it all. Thanks.

      October 3, 2012 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Now that i'm on a roll.....

    you have salt and pepper hair right? ...i am older....it will kinda of blend in .. you know what i mean?

    October 3, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Babba Booey

    I save a fortune on toilet paper by taking dumps in the shower...

    October 3, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Brownshuga

    i agree with daniel! everyone deserve 2 have a private life! his not an actor in action all the!

    October 3, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  53. caught ya...

    cute as a button ...a little salt n pepper huh?

    October 3, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Charlie Sheen

    James bondage. This guy should be banging hos not doing silly interviews.


    October 3, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  55. okoye johnny brainzwiz

    Am not a street rat

    October 3, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Charlie Sheen

    Hate this comment tool

    October 3, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Jon

    A little bit of insight from an important actor. And 5 comments from retarded people.

    October 3, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  58. dan

    i'm not gay

    October 3, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Tru dat

    He blew me this morning. And swallowed.

    October 3, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  60. yum

    the spy who loved me.

    October 3, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Trisha

    I've seen him on interviews and he just looks soooooo tiny. Maybe he is the elf 007.

    October 3, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Trisha

    He seems too much of a little girlie man to be James Bond.

    October 3, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |

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