Daniel Craig channels 007 as he does interview bleeding, 'No Time To Bleed' jokes net
Craig's interview with co-star Javier Bardem goes viral after the latter points out Craig bleeding, leading the ex-Bond to joke about injuries on set
Despite having been in the industry for 30 years, and featuring in over 30 films and TV shows, Daniel Craig is still well-known to the world as James Bond. During an interview published on January 24, 2022, Craig showed just why he's best known as Bond, after channeling his inner 007. As he was chatting with 'Skyfall' co-star Javier Bardem, the actor shrugged off a cut on his head from which he was bleeding, and in true Bond style continued with his business.
With the release of 'No Time To Die' in 2021, Craig has officially become the longest-tenured Bond in film history, with his five-film series spanning 14 years. The highly-anticipated and controversial film opened in late 2021 after a series of Covid-19 induced delays. He's next slated to return as Benoit Blanc in 'Knives Out 2', The release date of the movie is yet to be confirmed.
But while the film is being edited, the actor is enjoying some much-deserved time off with his wife and daughter. He nonetheless made time to catch up with Bardem, who played the villain in Craig's third Bond outing 'Skyfall'. Their catch-up was a part of Variety's Actors on Actors series, which is definitely worth checking out.
Bleeding Craig shrugs off injury
The virtual meet saw Craig and Bardem reminisce about their time on the 'Skyfall' set. "I will never forget how beautiful and supportive you were in every way, but especially in the famous scene in the elevator where they had to walk and talk in a foreign language, in one shot," Bardem said. Craig then opened up about killing off Bond in 'No Time To Die', saying, "I wanted to kill him off a long time ago in 'Casino Royale' for all sorts of reasons."
After chatting about their birthdays, long and distinguished careers, and Bond, the two parted ways rather comically, after Bardem said, "Let me ask you, my friend, this last question: What happened to you here?" and pointed at his forehead. "Where? Did I bash my head?" Craig responded, before adding, "Have I done this whole interview — it’s probably a part of a sandwich!"
The duo then laughed as Craig went off to inspect himself in a mirror, before returning to say, "So, they’ve sent me this wonderful ring flash, which I’ve set up with an iPad in the middle of it. And I went like this like that and it just fell on my head just before we started!" For good measure, Craig added, "No wonder I get f**king injured every time I do a movie." He went on to joke, "If I don’t get injured while filming, I’m not doing it properly."
Daniel Craig did an entire interview with Javier Bardem without realizing he was bleeding from his forehead.— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) January 24, 2022
“This is 17 years playing Bond! No wonder I get fucking injured every time I do a movie!” pic.twitter.com/rJcyLzvV5B
'That's so James Bond'
Needless to say, the way Craig shrugged off the injury left fans impressed. Even though it was just a small cut, the fact Craig never bothered about it and even joked about it got social media talking. "James Bond: No Time To Bleed," one user joked. Another tweeted, "Sometimes you just don't feel minor nicks and scrapes until it's actually pointed out or you take time to look yourself." One person said, "such a king, daniel craig is the british keanu reeves."
James Bond: No Time To Bleed— Paxflash (NWH Era) (@Paxflash) January 24, 2022
Sometimes you just don't feel minor nicks and scrapes until it's actually pointed out or you take time to look yourself.— Eric Hovland (@EricJHovland) January 24, 2022
such a king, daniel craig is the british keanu reeves— nico yazawa neso (@KuyaSakura_) January 24, 2022
"His bond franchise over but man's still in character goat," one user joked. Another said, "That's just how tough Daniel is. He don't care about bleeding." One person reacted, "thats so james bond."
his bond franchise over but man's still in character goat— S. (@Frenkenbauer21) January 24, 2022
That's just how tough Daniel is. He don't care about bleeding. 🙂— Gogo (@themimegogo) January 24, 2022
thats so james bond— . (@elmalquererstan) January 24, 2022