Saturday 25 February 2017

Daniel Craig gunning for Blair

Daniel Craig thinks actors and politicians shouldn't mix
Daniel Craig thinks actors and politicians shouldn't mix

Daniel Craig has slammed politicians for spending too much time schmoozing with celebrities.

The James Bond star - who recently hit out at the Kardashians for making a career of selling their private lives - told Men's Journal he considered MPs to be backstabbers and blamed Tony Blair for the culture of politicians courting celebrities.

Daniel said: "Tony Blair started it much more than anybody's ever done. 'Go and have tea at 10 Downing Street'."

He added: "It becomes Mephisto," referring to a 1936 novel about an actor who sacrifices his ethics and defers to the Nazis in an attempt to advance his career.

The 007 star said: "You are immediately aligning yourself with a political party. Politicians are s***heads. That's how they become politicians, even the good ones. We're actors, we're artists, we're very nice to each other. They [politicians] will turn around and stab you in the back."

The 43-year-old star of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo said actors should stay away from politics, but added he thought George Clooney - who has previously spoken of working in politics - would make a good politician.

He said: "George has his finger on the political pulse.

"He's one of those guys who can get up and talk, and I don't have that. If someone shoves a microphone in your face and says, 'Explain yourself', you have to have a 100 per cent understanding of why you're doing it, and, unless you're 100 per cent, don't do it, let your work speak for itself."

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