Look, we’ll readily admit this — put Daniel Craig on any cover and we will buy it without blinking an eyelid. Put him a suit and we’ll put the hurt on anyone who gets between us and a magazine copy. So, thank you, Esquire UK, for putting the actor on your October cover … in a suit, because it’s given us a case of crazy eye. How is this man for real? We didn’t know it was physically possible to be this chiseled. He’s also, in our opinion, the best James Bond so far, and we can’t wait to watch the next installment of the series — Skyfall. Esquire’s come up with their “Bond Special” in homage of the film’s imminent release in October and Craig’s breaking down the essence of the stock character for us. “I think what’s always fantastic about the Bond stories is that there’s always a darkness involved,” he says, “but it’s a darkness with a sense of humour. A black humour. It’s about danger, but a good danger, because you’re in the hands of somebody who’s saying ‘F— you’ to risk, ‘F— you’ to dying, ” he describes, adding, “Bond movies live or die on their popularity. They force you to care about what people think. And I’m involved [in the films] on a very deep level. I have it in my mind all the time…So there’s that kind of pressure, and that’s an enemy in any art form, acting especially.” BTW, the writer states right in the beginning that the interview took place over a beer at a pub in London. This is the first time we’ve ever wished we were a glass of lager. Sigh.
[Photo via Esquire]