Taika Waititi’s Latest Belvedere Vodka Ad Confirms Daniel Craig Has Finally Started Enjoying Acting After James Bond, Became a Different Person in Glass Onion

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Thor: Love and Thunder may not be Taika Waititi’s best work behind the camera in 2022. But the new Belvedere Vodka Ad featuring Daniel Craig definitely is. He asks the former Bond actor to let it all go and literally be himself. Craig does that in the best way possible. He undresses himself, gives a little twerk, and shows off his killer dance moves as he makes his way to his room to get his hands on a bottle of Belvedere Vodka. But besides his steamy act, you could clearly note that he has begun to enjoy acting even more after James Bond. The evidence for this comes from Dave Bautista as well!


Daniel Craig – Reborn

Watch the commercial as Craig turns the heat on!


Didn’t you fall in love with Craig after this? Regardless, it does clarify that Daniel Craig has become totally unburdened after ending his 16-year-long run as James Bond. It fetched him a lot of money and fame, but it took a heavy mental toll on him as well. In an interview with IndieWire back in 2021, Craig even called Quantum of Solace (sequel to Casino Royale) a total “shitshow.”

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Daniel Craig as James Bond

Craig further admitted:


“I would sort of yearn [for] the person I was when I did ‘Casino.’ Too much knowledge sometimes is not a good thing. I was sort of in the dark about a lot of things, about how things worked, the mechanics of it, how the world really viewed Bond — all of those things. I just didn’t understand them. Then I started to understand them, the weight of it sort of bore down.”

Craig also confirmed that he’d love to continue playing his campy “Knives Out” detective Benoit Blanc instead. He said that he’ll play Blanc “as long as we’re having fun and [writer/director] Rian [Johnson] is up for it.” The change in Daniel Craig was also noticed by his costar Dave Bautista.

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Dave Bautista and Danie Craig

Recently in his interview with IndieWire Dave Bautista said that Craig “didn’t seem like the happiest person” when playing Bond in “Spectre. You could feel that he was under a lot of pressure.” But on the sets of their upcoming movie, he was a totally different Man!

Bautista continued saying that “On ‘Glass Onion,’ it was the complete opposite. He was just so much fun, and he was always smiling and happy and interacted a lot more.”

Well, this is what a $100 million salary for 2 Knives Out movies also does to you.


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Daniel Craig and Dave Bautista in Spectre

But Bautista also claimed that “On ‘Spectre,’ there wasn’t a whole lot of interaction with the whole cast. But ‘Glass Onion’ was the complete opposite. We were always together. So I got to know him better as a person and actually see him do his thing.”

Daniel Craig did a remarkable job as Bond and got a fitting end to his story. But it’s good to see him enjoying his work.


Netflix’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery arrives on December 23, 2022.

Source: IndieWire

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Written by Neal Johnson

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