Daniel Craig’s sex secret: ‘There’s nothing technological allowed in the bedroom’

I’m sorry that I’m just getting to this now, because this is maybe the best Daniel Craig interview I’ve ever read. Daniel and Rachel Weisz are doing press for their new Broadway revival of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal (directed by Mike Nichols), and they’ve been doing press for the play for a week. The most recent quote from Daniel is worthy of its own post, but I have so much more to discuss. When Daniel was asked about his secret to a happy marriage, he said: “There’s nothing technological allowed in the bedroom. If the iPad goes to bed, I mean, unless you’re watching p0rn on the internet, it’s a killer. We have a ban on it.” Oh. My. God. The iPad is only allowed in bed if you’re watching p0rn?! Good lord, I bet they have a crazy-incredible sex life. I know I say that all the time, but seriously. How is Rachel even standing right now?

Anyway, Daniel also did a wonderful, funny and bitchy interview with Maureen Down of the New York Times – you can read the full piece here. It’s full of wonderful quotes, but here are some of my favorites:

Daniel on the “power couple” label: “Someone called us a power couple the other day,” he marvels. “I was like, what the” — he drops in an expletive — “does that mean? We just keep ourselves to ourselves.”

Playing husband and wife on stage: “It seemed like an obvious thing to do; if it feels stunt-y, it wasn’t,” Mr. Craig says. They had been looking for a play to do together for some time, he said, adding that they met 20 years ago doing a workshop at the National Studio Theater in London. “Maybe it’s a contradiction. I suppose the idea that we’re sort of exposing ourselves, you do that anyway onstage. We’re not exposing our marriage onstage.”

He hates public speaking: He even seems a bit shy, admitting he’s afraid of extemporaneous public speaking because, he says, “I lose verbs.”

On his previous marriage: In your 20s, Mr. Craig observes, it’s hard to find love that offers “a kind of stability,” and “it’s very hard to make it stick, especially if you’re an actor.”

Marrying Rachel changed him: “Yeah, for the better. I’m far happier than I’ve been for many years. I think finding the right person and being with the right person is probably the answer to most things.”

Could he stay with a woman who he knew was having an affair (which happens in the play)? “I don’t think so, no. It’s that weird thing, like Roger Vadim having all his ex-wives round for dinner, that kind of thing of going, ‘Oh, I can deal with everything.’ I’m not carved out of that cloth. I’m too working class, or middle class. I think when a marriage is that broken, you need to walk away.”

He’s a secret chef: Ms. Weisz confides that her husband is a great cook of classic bistro food who is finicky about doing his own shopping. Mr. Craig reveals that, while they ordinarily like to keep it very simple, they occasionally spoil themselves with luxury trips.

On pitfalls: “But I don’t see them. There will be problems, and they’ll be no bigger or less. We’ll have to figure it out like any other married couple, to the benefit of both of us, not just one.”

Would he and Ms. Weisz ever want to do a Jennifer Aniston-style comedy? “Does it have to be a Jennifer Aniston comedy?” he asks mordantly.

[From The NY Times]

“Does it have to be a Jennifer Aniston comedy?” AMAZING. I really enjoyed Daniel in this piece.

I didn’t include my favorite part of the interview, which was a short quote from Rachel Weisz. Dowd asked Rachel how marriage had changed her, and Rachel gives a longer answer about how she’s happier now and she feels like a better person but she didn’t really think that she would ever end up as someone’s wife. Then she says, “It’s not like there were that many people asking.” Wow. How can you meet Rachel Weisz and NOT propose to her?! I would propose to her!! Except Daniel got there first. Anyway, do you think that’s some shade thrown at Darren Aronofsky? I do. I think he never really proposed and she thought he would and it still makes her kind of sad, except now she’s banging James Bond so it’s all good.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. T.fanty says:

    That’s very funny. And better than I was expecting. I was worried he had put a ban on battery-operated bedroom items. Daniel’s back on my list!!! And yes – who wouldn’t propose to Rachel Weisz?

    And, to be fair, the show feels stunt-y.

  2. Elisabeth says:

    I love them (even if he is moody)

  3. Allons-y Alonso says:

    I’d marry Rachel Weisz. She is my number 1 lady. swoon.

    “Does it have to be a Jennifer Aniston comedy?” – response of the year!!!!! Daniel Craig, you have just scored yourself another reason for me to like you.

  4. lenje says:

    I used to have a girl crush on Rachel Weisz! Daniel Craig is a manly man. Like, MANLY man.

    Thanks to CG’s tip yesterday, I now have my own tix of Betrayal. Yayyy!!!

  5. Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    Rachel is so stunning, that’s literally all I got from this post. I couldn’t be bothered to read anything, just wanna stare at her all day.

  6. GiGi says:

    He’s so hot. She’s so hot. Hotter together. Love them!

  7. Andrea1 says:

    My God she is gorgeous and doesn’t look her age at all… He on the other hand doesn’t do anything for Me he is aging quite early… They are So cute together I try to imagine what their child would look like..

  8. OutstandingWorldCitizen says:

    Damn, Daniel. No Rabbits, Vibrating Rings etc. Oh, he meant the other types of gadgets. Love him and Rachel. He is consistent in all his interviews: down to earth, a man’s man. :)

  9. starrywonder says:

    The Jennifer Aniston comedy response made my day lol.

  10. dahlianoir says:

    And he can cook. I’m not even mad at her, she’s awesome herself.

  11. Amelia says:

    Bitchy Daniel is entertaining.
    I wonder how many times he’s made people cry?

  12. Monkey Towz says:

    I remember seeing him for the first time in Elizabeth. It was a small part but I was & still am mesmorized by him. These two specimens should make a sex tape.

  13. Maureen says:

    I hadn’t realized she and Darren weren’t married! All this time I was a little down thinking she’d “left her husband”.

  14. chloe says:

    I love Daniel, though I agree he seems a bit grumpy at times. Rachel is such a beautiful and talented actress, anytime I come across the Constant Gardener I have to stop and watch it.

  15. Dhavynia says:

    First the Kardashians now Jennifer Aniston, how can anyone not find this man hot? He’s so honest and doesn’t sugar coat anything. They’re so good together

    • Nikita says:

      Well, the Brits are not an a$$ kissing company. And thats quite refreshing :-)
      I also loved how rupert everett bashed hollywood and their unlogical support for many not sucsessfull stars and he took Aniston as an example for that and everybody understood what he meant. Of course he can, hes not in the game anymore but that allows him to say openly what everybody thinks. and since he made these comments, more people question Anistons status. Which is great.

  16. Sarah says:

    Rachel is my girl crush. I’m sure they are sizzling together

  17. Merritt says:

    I read “Maureen Dowd” and immediately stopped reading. She is the worst.

  18. pretty says:

    The Aniston bit reminded me of this http://youtu.be/6MF3iPmSgGE?t=19m56s interview of Christopher Nolan.

    Jennifer Aniston is a “joke”, apparently. I don’t get why she keeps making movies, you know. She has all those money. What’s the point? People keep making fun of her.

  19. Post-Its says:

    LOL at the Jennifer Aniston dig, because she has said in interviews that she has a crush on him.

  20. Feebee says:

    Love his interviews. Love these two together. Love they don’t have one of those stupid coupled up names, just one look at/from Daniel and you’d know it wouldn’t fly. Ever.

  21. Ella says:

    These two are my dream couple. As in, I’d like to be a part of this couple. Either part. They’re so hot yet so grown up.

    He is sounding softer these days, I would’ve guessed he’d be one of those “won’t say a word about my wife” types. I love it that he spoke a bit about Rachel and their marriage without giving away too much. It’s a hard balance to maintain.

  22. Jayna says:

    Oh, I love him. That interview cements it. And she is so beautiful. I am always awestruck by her. What is she, 44? I look at her and then think of women in their 40s like Brandi and some of the other Real Housewives, and actresses like Nicole Kidman (although she seems to have let up) and say, ladies, this is how the 40s are done right, not maxed out with Botox and heavy fillers, blown-up cheeks, and lips too overdone which don’t make them look younger. Such shiny hair and not that same ol’ extension look with the same cut every woman over 40 seems to wear these days that doesn’t move. Such beautiful skin she has. Too bad Jennifer Aniston can’t see her overdoing it with her orange tans isn’t helping her in her 40s.

  23. davidbowie says:

    I need a cigarette after reading this thing. Hubba hubba.

  24. Ag says:

    I totally agree with him re technology in the bedroom. You’ve got each other – that should be entertainment enough. :)

  25. mel says:

    Oh wow…you know their sex is amazing hot.

  26. DeltaJuliet says:

    He’s such a manly dude and even if he’s bitchy, he is my one and only true celebrity crush. As in sex dreams and everything. I’m sure if I ever met him I wouldn’t be able to look him in the eyes but in my dreams? Humana humana.

  27. Amanda_M87 says:

    I love Daniel. He’s so funny and that makes him even sexier.

  28. PrettyTarheelFan says:

    Daniel Craig is MrBuckeye’s celebrity doppelganger. It’s a good thing. :)

  29. Crabcake says:

    Good grief they are a beautiful couple.

  30. MissNostalgia says:

    Love these two together; when are they going to have a baby???

  31. Claudia says:

    Yeah, as much as I think Jennifer is nice and harmless– even I can’t defend her crappy movie choices. I watched the trainwreck that was We’re The Millers (at least I didn’t pay for it!) out of morbid curiosity… it was awful. I can’t believe I wasted my time on that, and worse– I can’t believe it’s such a hit. I don’t get why she doesn’t even try to challenge herself. I think she should try more indies and make that her niche.

  32. irene harvey says:

    for those of you going a long way to see the play, i am envious–you won’t be disappointed. it’s wonderful. was also made into a movie with jeremy irons.

    i won’t give anything away, but the play is full of sexual tension. enjoy!

  33. Hypocrisy says:

    Funny that after Brad’s comments about his bad aging process, not one person is commenting on Craig’s who could easily pass for Pitt’s older brother despite being 5 years younger.

    He is definitely a good looking man but his face looks like he is well over 45 years of age while his wife looks like she is 10/15 years younger….

  34. tealily says:

    Shade at Darren Aronofsky? YES. Hahaha.

    I don’t know, they got off to a rather shady looking start, but I think they’re the real deal. I love them both.

  35. alex says:

    She’s gorgeous! I just love her, she’s elegant too. The way she carries herself. Love it.

  36. Shoe_Lover says:

    Has anyone seen that movie Dream House? they play a married couple and there is one point where the are kissing and he picks her up and it is so hot. and that was just kissing.
    I love her, she is fabulous and so gorgeous

  37. Spindoctah says:

    I just saw Wanderlust and thought it was freaking hysterical. Not all JA’s films suck.