In a recent interview with British GQ, which I guess is like regular GQ but with WORSE DENTAL WORK (Ricky Gervais wrote this post), actor Daniel Craig FINALLY broke his legendary silence about reality TV stars and the Kardashian family in particular (via TheSuperficial):

“I think there’s a lot to be said for keeping your own counsel,” Craig tells the magazine. “You can’t buy it back. You can’t buy your privacy back. ‘Ooh, I want to be alone. ‘F*ck you. We’ve been in your living room. We were at your birth. You filmed it for us and showed us the placenta, and now you want some privacy?’”

In case he wasn’t clear enough that he was talking about the Kardashians — hey, reality shows blend together — he then emphasized his target.

“It’s a career. What can I tell you?” he continues. “It is a career; I’m not being cynical. And why wouldn’t you? Look at the Kardashians, they’re worth millions. Millions! I don’t think they were that badly off to begin with, but now look at them. You see that and you think, ‘What, you mean all I have to do is behave like a f*cking idiot on television and then you’ll pay me millions?’ I’m not judging it… Well I am obviously. I’m probably going to get visited by people from New Jersey.”

Burn. Total burn. Kathie Lee Gifford is going to be bragging about this tomorrow, like, “Khloe told me last week that Daniel Craig was going to burn her because I’m her great-great-godmother.” He kind of lost me at the end there, though. He’s going to get visited by people from New Jersey? Why? Because of Jersey Shore? But why else? No one from New Jersey is going to visit you, Daniel Craig. Also, enough with the back-pedaling. You are absolutely being cynical AND you are judging it. Be a man. BE A MAN, DANIEL CRAIG. Daniel Craig may just be saying what everyone is thinking about the Kardashians, but I am just saying what everyone is thinking about Daniel Craig. That he needs to be a man more.

Comments (32)
  1. I’m pretty sure it was a very obscure The Four Seasons/Big Girls Don’t Cry/Khloe Kardashian is huge joke. That’s because, in my mind, everything I don’t understand is secretly a joke about how Khloe Kardashian is huge.

  2. Craig’s scathing critique left the Kardashians feeling shaken, not stirred.

  3. Ok, but did he have anything controversial to say about airline food?

  4. So enough of the Kardashians, when is he going to break his legendary silence about how BOND DOES NOT HAVE BLONDE HAIR, GODDAMNIT?!

    • How do you feel about RDJ’s Sherlock Holmes?

      • My thoughts during that movie were more focused on why Watson wasn’t played by someone more portly.

        • They misread portly for pouty when casting Watson.

          Why does Jude Law always look like he is about to burst into tears?

        • I’m probably ruining the joke here, but wasn’t the original Watson more like the Jude Law version? After all, he was a combat medic in Afghanistan.

          Yep, absolutely no way starting a sentence with “after all” is gonna make me like an asshole. No siree bob.

          • That was meant to be “look” like an asshole.

          • I’m probably ruining the joke more by presenting actual evidence! Here’s Holmes and Watson as drawn by the original illustrator Sidney Paget. The reason I was so excited when they cast Jude Law as Watson was because he looks so much more like the original than all the other portly, bumbling Watsons.

          • So glad that image worked. Otherwise I was literally going to walk into the sea. Literally.

      • OH MY GOD I HAVE SO MANY FEELINGS ABOUT THIS but I do recognize that no one cares, so I will just call my mother again and tell her.

        She doesn’t care either, but is required to be nice to me while I whine. I think that’s how it works anyway. Also, +1 for Action! Watson.

    • That quote doesn’t seem british enough. Here, let me translate:

      “Oy, Ya canna go over to the shop an give the ol’ ‘hello guv’na, can i have me privacy back?’. ‘Ooh, <i.bloody hell I wan a be alone.’ Piss off, tossa!. We’ve been in ya flat. We saw ya when you was just a wee little lad. You showed us a film of ya naughty bits, and now you want some privacy? Piss off, and get me a packet of crisps now, will ya love?” – Craig Daniel.

    • I’m with you, FT. I’m still holding out to see if Clive Owen has a comment on this. Or Julian McMahon.

  5. This is just the start of a viral marketing campaign to have abstract shots of the Kardashian sisters’ bodies in high contrast lighting featured in the opening song/credits of the next Bond film, and good lord I hope it fails.

    Hmm. Although Bruce Jenner does have the face of a weird Bond villain… Let’s keep Jenner.

  6. “Until a few years ago, I would have said ‘live and let live’. But now, you know…”

    • Curiously enough, there are eight main members of the Keeping Up With the Kardashians clan. And they are all pussies. Octomom, meet Octopussy.

  7. The name’s Bond. James Bond. Well, no, not really. I mean, it is, but I didn’t necessarily mean to say it that way. I mean I did, but, you know.

  8. Does he think the Jersey Shore cast will be mad? Does he say “visit” but mean “punched out”?

  9. this is just like occupy wall street, in that the first reaction is “hey! FINALLY!!!” and then after a little while it’s like “ughhhhh this is kinda terrible too.”

  10. My question is why on Earth would an interviewer even bother posing that question? The pretty movie star is there to shill his new movies, not to reflect on the cancerous tumor that is The E Television Network.

  11. His body should be everyone’s religion. This is all he really needs to say:

  12. My love for James Bond now conflicts for my love of New Jersey. Who should I side with?!

  13. I don’t remember if it was Gawker or Jezebel, but someone else posted this story too and there were commenters actually defending the Kardashians.

    Rule #1: Always stay on Videogum.

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