Daniel Craig recently admitted that he ‘hated’ the spotlight he was put under after being cast as James Bond in 2006, and still finds fame ‘foreign’. The actor, 54, was the Tribute Honoree at the 2022 Montclair Film Festival last week where Stephen Colbert hosted a conversation at the New Jersey Performing Arts Centre.
Daniel Craig explains
Daniel joked of the public reaction to his casting. According to GVN, Daniel said:
”I used to hate it, but I think that was fame I didn’t like. I had to get used to being famous which is still so foreign to me. Everybody f*****g hated me”
The Chester-native bade farewell to the role in 2021’s No Time To Die, with the likes of Henry Cavill, Regé Jean-Page and Tom Hardy leading favourites to play 007 next.
It has been noted that Daniel was recently made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George on Tuesday – the same honour held by his iconic big screen character James Bond. The film star received the honour from the Princess Royal in the investiture at Windsor Castle in recognition of his outstanding contribution to film and theatre.
Daniel starred in the most recent five Bond movies from 2006 before ending his reign in the 2021 movie No Time To Die. Daniel has also appeared in Knives Out (2019) alongside Chris Evans, Ana de Armas and Jamie Lee Curtis, and will make a return in the film’s sequel due to premiere at the end of next month.