Rachel Weisz didn’t fall for Daniel Craig at first sight: “It wasn’t really like that”

GAH!!! I love Rachel Weisz’s face. I am in love with her. I just think she’s so, so beautiful. I find her ridiculously enchanting. Rachel covers the new issue of Marie Claire UK – the photo shoot isn’t groundbreaking or the best photo shoot ever, but it’s decent. They took pretty pictures of her, which isn’t difficult to do given THAT FACE. Look at this photo and try and tell me you don’t love her too:

Her skin is like milk. Her eyes!! OK, I need to stop. My girl-crush cannot be contained. Anyway, in the Marie Claire interview, Rachel discusses what it’s like to be married to another actor… another actor who does love scenes with beautiful women. You know, like he used to love scenes with Rachel when he was with Satsuki Mitchell. Cough.

She is married to one of Hollywood’s biggest heartthrobs and must deal with the fact he has a few female admirers. According to Rachel Weisz, however, she is not the jealous kind and seeing her husband Daniel Craig kissing other women is taken in her stride.

The 42-year-old brunette revealed how despite the fact Craig, 44, has to kiss many of his co-stars, she has no reservations about him doing so.

Speaking to Marie Claire, she said: ‘It’s just make-believe. It’s a strange job in that way for sure.’

With Craig reprising his role as 007 in Skyfall, he will certainly have to engage one of the many Bond Girls, but Weisz is completely trusting.

She told the magazine: ‘We don’t sit around talking about acting but you both understand you’ve got to be flexible. Every few months you start a new job.’

As two of the biggest British names in film Rachel and Daniel are sought after stars but they don’t have a competitive nature with each other.

She said: ‘Luckily we’re not going up for the same roles. Actually I wouldn’t mind some men’s roles.’

The pair, who have two children between them, met in 2011 when filming horror movie Dream House, although it was not a case of love at first sight.

‘It wasn’t really like that. We’d been friends for ages,’ Rachel told Marie Claire.

The Bourne Legacy star also hinted that she could potentially have a child with Craig in the future.

She said: ‘I’m pretty content. I’m not planning on having more, but never say never.’

[From The Mail]

As for her comment, “It wasn’t really like that. We’d been friends for ages” – I remember hearing something about Rachel and Daniel being a couple back in their early 20s, and Daniel always considered her “the one that got away”. And when they reconnected for a film, suddenly the old spark was there and… it was hot. Of course, poor Satsuki, and poor Darren Aronofsky. But Satsuki charged more than a million dollars on his credit card and went all Blu Cantrell on Daniel just before he left her for Rachel. Incidentally, Daniel seems to like to give his ladies extravagent gifts – Rachel recently said that Daniel had given her a vintage Jaguar convertible. HOT.

Photos courtesy of Marie Claire UK.

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  1. samanthalous says:

    She looks amazing, and seems to have something really deep good for her. Can we get some stories about PROJECT RUNWAY!!!

  2. LittleDeadGirl says:

    She’s my number one girl crush. It used to be Angelina but she’s been slightly too skinny for a while. I love Rachel. I love her in movies and in interviews. She is stupidly beautiful. I think I could stare at her all day.

  3. gillociraptor says:

    I like when people admit there wasn’t an instant attraction or draw… I feel like there’s this weird pressure on people to have a good “meet cute” story, and really, the world very rarely works that way. Sometimes, things develop at a slow pace, or you realize feelings for someone down the line. It doesn’t make the relationship any less valid.

  4. Rux says:

    I fell in love with her in The Mummy. Something about her and Daniel just make total sense. As for Satusky, I totally understand her going full on Blu Cantrall besides, Daniel can afford it.

    • Kaboom says:

      Same here, The Mummy did it for me.

    • NYC_girl says:

      “About a Boy” did it for me. She’s my #1 girl crush.

      • hoya_chick says:

        Loved her in that! That whole movie was perfectly cast. I watch it every Christmas even though it’s not a holiday movie per say.

    • Mira says:

      This is the moment I wish I was OT VII or VIII (is eight the last level?). I would have physically replaced my face with Rachel’s without getting out of my room. I can’t stop staring at her face!

      Oh, but I do love how Satsuki washed off a million dollars on Craig’s credit card 🙂

    • dahlianoir says:

      “I’m a librarian!!”

      best drunk speech ever lol

  5. loma says:

    I like my face but she makes me want to consider a face transplant.

  6. Kaye says:

    In the second picture she resembles Camilla Alves, imo.

  7. Mrs.Darcy says:

    She is beautiful but the only one of these shots that has any character to it is the second one, they are just a bit bland imo, esp. the cover. She looks v.pretty in that inky blue colour though. So they both kind of blindsided their partners no? Just weird in light of the K.Stew thing, I wonder if she was married with kids if people would forgive her (or Angelina, etc) more quickly? I actually think it won’t last, I get why people think they are a hot couple but she has always dated directors, Aronofsky put her in several of his films (think it was Sam Mendes before him). She is approaching that delicate age for an actress, and Daniel’s career will probably keep going strong, I think it could be a source of tension maybe.

  8. Vera says:

    Ok, even though she had some overlap between relationships, I really don’t care in this case. I do think her and Daniel make a good couple.

  9. Little Darling says:

    WOW totally gorgeous there! Gah, I want to nibble that upper lip, and I know how that sounds, but it’s so gorgeous!!!

  10. Vivian says:

    Her and Cate B. are my celeb girl crushes from Hollywood. Brilliant actress and they are always lovely.

    See…people think she cheated on Darren A. when it was the other way around! He cheated on her [some say many times] and when she found out about the latest big one in November 2010 when she dumped him and got serious with Daniel. Darren never put a ring on it either and so I’m glad that after 9 years and a child — she moved on. I also like her with Daniel C.

    • hoya_chick says:

      I think they were in fact engaged, I remember her being on David Letterman saying so and had a ring on and everything. They just never got married for some reason. Maybe he was cheating on her, never heard any rumblings to that affect though.

    • Raven says:

      Darren A not cheating? Have people seen Natalie Portman’s son?

  11. Cathy says:

    I really liked her in the Mummy movies. She’s a good actress and I hope her and Daniel have happiness for years to come.

  12. Eve says:

    Fourth picture is perfection.

    About Aronofsky being cheated on…well, that sucks. But I still firmly believe he had an affair with Portman during the production of Black Swan.

    I know, I know…”two wrongs don’t make a right”, but I won’t say “poor Aronofsky” either.

    • Violet says:

      I don’t feel at all sorry for Darren Aronofsky, because I’m convinced he fathered Natalie Portman’s baby. If that’s the case, I can totally understand Rachel taking comfort in the arms of an old boyfriend.

  13. Palefire says:

    Wow she becomes more beautiful with age, shes almost grown into her beauty. Love love.

  14. Lisa says:

    The Constant Gardener is my favorite movie of hers. I love the fact her face is not completely symmetrical. She is luminous.

  15. wonderwoman21 says:

    I’ve never considered her beautiful, just really plain. I’m shocked that people consider her a beauty.

    • stinky says:

      same here. i didnt know she was ‘the one who got away’ from D.C… this lessens my distaste for her.

  16. eileen says:

    I’m with you on that Kaiser. I remember the first time I ever saw her (I saw her across a crowded room…) in the theater watching The Mummy. Even though I thought it was the dumbest movie ever, I stayed through the credits to see what her name was because she was SO gorgeous!! She is hands down one of the top 3 most gorgeous girl celebs. No doubt!

  17. Gine says:

    If I could choose who I could look like, I’d probably choose her. She’s so stunning. I’ll probably go see that stupid James Franco Wizard of Oz movie just because she looked so gorgeous in the trailer.

  18. Lipsy says:

    I WANT HER HAIR, HER FACE, HER BODY, EVERYTHING! Ok, now I sound creepy but she is honestly so gorgeous… I’m soooo envious!

  19. bns says:

    SHE IS SO BEAUTIFUL. I love these pictures.

    She and Craig are hot together, but I really don’t see them lasting forever.

  20. A Girl Named Mikki says:

    Wait!! She’s 42?!?!?! WTF!!!

  21. Ailine says:

    She is very pretty. But I have to keep it in perspective:photoshop!

    Has she ever done Ann Taylor ads? She’d be a better pick then Kate Hudson. Or even St. John ads. Her face has a sophistication to it.

  22. hoya_chick says:

    “It wasn’t really like that. We’d been friends for ages”…..sounds fishy especially considering they already had a past. Something totally went down. Perhaps some overlap? I guess we’ll never know. I don’t think his ex would have done that if something dramatic hadn’t happened. I always think it’s weird when a couple is together forever, get engaged, have a kid never get married but then marries the rebound person a month later.

    Any way I still like her, she is gorgeous and a good actress. She has gorgeous hair! I’ve liked her since the Mummy and the Shape of Things.

  23. Vivian says:

    I actually think they will last because they’ve known each other a while and the fact that they are older. They seem very happy.

  24. RHONYC says:

    “Every few months you start a new job”


    sounds fantastic. i would love to be an actor then too, sign me up!

    i agree she’s bewitching. something to do with her ‘come hither’ eyes
    & innocent little girl mouth. loved her in ‘Constantine’! 😉

  25. stinky says:

    ok i just re-viewed all pics – NOT SEEING WHAT Y’ALL ARE RAVING ABOUT. my goodness! not hatin’ on her, but really? she’s beyond regular to me.

    • ablear says:

      Totally agree. She ain’t all that. There are far better actresses and far prettier ones too.

  26. Vivian says:

    For me personally, these photos don’t do her justice and her beauty/appeal is when you see on the the screen. In real life, she’s intelligent, charming and it adds to her beauty. Best is that she can really act. I also admire her for taking on roles of different types of women, portraying them realistically doing extraordinary things.

  27. Reece says:

    She is so beautiful! From the side I love the first red blouse. I want to see it from the front and the blue.

  28. Hubbahun says:

    GORGEOUS. That is all. 😀

  29. TG says:

    I guess we are all different. I admit she is pretty in these pics and in the Vanity Fair pics, but I have never found her beautiful or even pretty in the movies. She has a harsh look to her like she has been pushing 40 for a long time. But, I might re-evaluate after the gorgeous Vanity Fair pics I just saw recently. I think also for some reason the characters she plays always annoy me. I think Marion Cottiard is beautiful and I am even thinking KStew is kind of pretty too.

  30. Rose says:

    LOVE HER. Great actress and aging so beautifully!

    It was a surprise to hear she and Daniel Craig got married but thought right away they’re a good fit. Nice that they can keep their personal life private. They’re both awesome and I’m happy for them

  31. Chris: now with 10% less negativity says:

    So does that mean she wouldn’t have been devastated if he’d rejected her? If so it isn’t really true love then is it?

  32. Carolyn says:

    Joining the Rachel girl-crush fanbrigade. She is just beautiful. And a great actress. And has a personality and opinion. Intelligent. Likeable (OK, better stop now!). Ditto on all those thinking she and Daniel make a great couple. Sigh.

  33. ZenB!tch says:

    She’s pretty and seems cool in interviews.

  34. Camille (The original) says:

    She is so stunning, I LOVE her face too Kaiser. She is totally one of my girl crushes as well. I just wish she wasn’t married to that Grumpy ugly Troll. Rachel and (if only he was single) Clive Owen would be one of my dream celeb couples lol.

  35. DavidBowie says:

    Gawd, she is gorgeous.

  36. Josie says:

    @ Kaiser

    She said in the Marie Claire interview that her split with Darren Aronofsky was amicable. Maybe you should wait with your judgement.

  37. Chris says:

    Enough gushing, girls. The pics have clearly been photo shopped.

  38. Truth says:

    Are people really buying this?

    Why are people attacking Darren A with false claims and absurd rumors?

    They had an affair during shooting. When her separation with Darren was announced, it was confirmed by their reps that she was with Daniel Craig and he was the cause.

    It is gross to me how people trash other celebs who denied cheating but they condone or downplay other scandals. All of their friends know that Rachel cheated on Darren with Daniel. There was literally no gap between her breakup with Darren and when she was spotted with Craig. It was even announced and confirmed by their reps.

    She didn’t even deny the cheating claims. She claimed it didn’t happen when they first met, which was years before she was married.

    Good grief, the cheating here was real but people blow that off or pretend it didn’t happen.

    With other celebs like Angelina, people still hate her for it and insist it happened with no evidence and adamant denials.

  39. Truth says:

    She was also married to Darren A and she cheated on him

    She never denied cheating and they were spotted together while she was with Darren.

    Darren is a true victim and people are trashing him with false claims. He did not cheat on her and especially not with Natalie.

    Benjamin was the father and he left his girlfriend for Natalie who he became engaged to when she became pregnant.

    It is outrageous how on every single article, people drag in Angelina’s name over FALSE allegations.

    • Thnkagain says:

      For someone who knows so much, you know so little, Rachel was never married to Darren. Try getting your facts right before purporting to know what really happened before defending one and accusing the other as your comments lack any form of credibility.

      Oh and Daniel and Rachel have known each other since 1994.

      • Truth says:

        Alot of media outlets referred to them as being married and to her as splitting from her husband. They were in a common law union at least. It doesn’t matter, she still cheated on him.

        They were engaged for years and because some outlets reported it as a divorce, I made one gaffe. That does not damage the credibility especially since the cheating was actually acknowledged but Daniel Craig got a free pass over being a homewrecker.

        Everything else I said was correct. Um, nothing else I said lacked credibility. You are the one who needs to check your facts. I got one detail wrong.

        You tolerate a bunch of lies about Darren on this article commentary. Then you claim I lack credibility when it was announced by their reps when they were splitting that Daniel Craig was the cause and they were spotted together right at the time of the breakup. Then she marries Daniel Craig shortly later.

        Cheating was NEVER denied by them and they had an affair on the set of Dream House.

        I am really getting fed up with people harassing me for discussing the truth and passing the correct judgement on celebrities over their actual behavior versus misconceptions.

        Look up the facts and find out the truth. You are the one who should be ashamed of yourself for attacking me for defending a victim and merely discussing the truth about who actually cheated.

        So what if they knew each other since 1994? I mentioned that they met years before she was with Darren already. That doesn’t excuse cheating.

        Wow, this is what the world is like. The public will go up in arms over fictional cheating spread by rumors which were denied but blow off a real scandal.

  40. Darlene says:

    She’s lovely.

    • Truth says:

      Daniel cheated on his girlfriend Satsuki with Rachel and she cheated on Darren.

      That is a fact. There was definitely cheating. Alot of people thought they were married but they were together for nine years, engaged for a long time, and lived together by also having a child. I made one minor error and you claim I lack credibility over what was already well-established as infidelity?

      I had been commenting on another celebrity and I made a momentary lapse while posting on this article. I forgot that she and Darren never actually got formally married.

      I tracked this as well as know people who knew first hand that Darren was DEVASTATED by her affair with Daniel Craig as well as Satsuki being furious with cheating Daniel. Not to mention, they never denied cheating.