Daniel Craig is on the cover of the October issue of Esquire UK. He talks about Skyfall, the latest James Bond movie coming out in the fall. He explains how the enormity of the Bond films make him have to care and that there is added pressure involved.
“’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.’”
He also revealed he was responsible for getting Sam Mendes (Revolutionary Road) to direct Skyfall. They met at a party Hugh Jackman, his co-star in the Broadway play, A Steady Rain, was throwing.
“’It’s a very showbizzy story. I was at Hugh Jackman’s house in New York. It was a soiree – we were in a play together – and Sam [film and theatre director Sam Mendes] was there. I’d had a few too many drinks and I went, ‘How do you fancy directing a Bond?’ And he kind of looked at me, and he went, ‘Yeah!’ And it snowballed from there.’”