If British actor Daniel Craig plays undercover agent 007 with elan, he is equally efficient at guarding his personal life as was evident when he tied the knot with Oscar winning actor Rachel Weisz, who starred in The Mummy — an event the paparazzi couldn’t sniff out.
News of Craig’s wedding with Weisz last month surprised everyone. “It’s not about safeguarding; I don’t want to safeguard my personal life. I just don’t want to talk about it and after all you really can’t stop the paparazzi from knowing what they want to, can you?” said the 43-year-old James Bond actor.
In his almost two-decade long career, Craig has acted in two Bond movies — Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale. “I like working on all genres, but personally I am a huge fan of the action genre,” he said.
He is about to start working on the new Bond movie titled Bond 23, to be directed by Sam Mendes, but Craig is reluctant to reveal the details. “It is too early to talk about it but, yes, my next Bond movie is Bond 23 and the script is in really good shape. I’m very excited about it and I’m delighted that Sam is going to direct it.”
His new film Cowboys and Aliens, directed by Jon Favreau, released on July 29. Set in Arizona in 1873, the film is about a loner named Jake Lonergan (Daniel Craig) who awakens with no memory of his past and a mysterious shackle on his wrist. This is the first time that Daniel Craig has worked together with Harrison Ford of Indiana Jones. Craig praised his co-star and said: “It was a privilege to work with Ford. He’s a really nice, generous, funny man and he’s an actor who just wants to get it right.”
Published in The Express Tribune, August 2nd, 2011.