Daniel Craig Does Entire Interview Without Realizing His Head Is Bleeding—And His Reaction Is Priceless
British actor Daniel Craig made quite a "splash," so to speak, on Variety's "Actors on Actors" series with fellow 007 star Javier Bardem.
Bardem and Craig reminisced about when Bardem surprised Craig by jumping out of his birthday cake dressed as a Bond Girl, Skyfall—the Bond film they starred in together—and more.
But the real drama came when Bardem pointed out Craig's head wound.
A head wound Craig didn't even notice.
Daniel Craig did his entire #ActorsOnActors interview with Javier Bardem without realizing he was bleeding from his forehead: "This is 17 years playing Bond! No wonder I get f--ing injured every time I do a movie!" https://bit.ly/3qRQbrz\u00a0pic.twitter.com/QVc1Td9UX5— Variety (@Variety) 1643041489
Daniel Craig is one beautiful man isn\u2019t hehttps://twitter.com/variety/status/1485649802784174080\u00a0\u2026— Rich (@Rich) 1643147779
This is just the best! #BondGetsBonkedhttps://twitter.com/Variety/status/1485649802784174080\u00a0\u2026— Tom Bergeron (@Tom Bergeron) 1643147194
Brilliant https://twitter.com/variety/status/1485649802784174080\u00a0\u2026— simon\u2019s no2\ud83d\udca9 (@simon\u2019s no2\ud83d\udca9) 1643114196
"Let me ask you, my friend, as a last question, what happened to you here?" Bardem asked Crag after trading banter.
"Where?" Craig said, motioning at his head, fully unaware of the bleeding wound.
"You have something here, red, on the right," Bardem continued, until Craig found the wound.
The two most likeable men ever???https://twitter.com/variety/status/1485649802784174080\u00a0\u2026— James (@James) 1643110205
What I love about this is Daniel Craig\u2019s first thought is that it\u2019s maybe a piece of sandwich on his head\u2026 why would there be sandwich on his head https://twitter.com/variety/status/1485649802784174080\u00a0\u2026— Rob Lambert (@Rob Lambert) 1643099284
this is my new favorite episode of ActorsOnActors now. sorry pedro pascal and ewan mcgregor.https://twitter.com/Variety/status/1485649802784174080\u00a0\u2026— seas & skies \ud83d\udc99 (@seas & skies \ud83d\udc99) 1643090587
Pros to the end. Reminds me of when David Lee Roth playing a Van Halen gig with a bloody broken nose.https://twitter.com/variety/status/1485649802784174080\u00a0\u2026— Craig Griffith (@Craig Griffith) 1643112800
After wondering aloud why he had an open head wound, Craig at last arrived at the conclusion.
"You know what it was… they've sent me this wonderful ring flash which I've set up with an iPad in the middle of it and it just fell on my head just before."
As Bardem and Craig laughed, Craig asked how he'd made it through so many years of life.
"This is 17 years playing Bond. Can you see how accident prone I am? No wonder I get f**king injured every time I do a movie!"
feels like it's just abt time daniel craig do a sitcom where he's going to be this grumpy old manhttps://twitter.com/Variety/status/1485649802784174080\u00a0\u2026— s m l xl (@s m l xl) 1643089631
Love this. And what a finale to his Bond career it was. First time in a long time I was gasping for air in a cinema and choked with emotion. Sir Danielhttps://twitter.com/Variety/status/1485649802784174080\u00a0\u2026— Duncan Smith (@Duncan Smith) 1643085144
oh to be the sandwich on daniel craig's foreheadhttps://twitter.com/Variety/status/1485649802784174080\u00a0\u2026— BEAN \ud83e\udd92 (@BEAN \ud83e\udd92) 1643057088
Omg the way he got the head wound is so adorable I can't even.https://twitter.com/Variety/status/1485649802784174080\u00a0\u2026— KA! Professional Denki Kaminari Impersonator (@KA! Professional Denki Kaminari Impersonator) 1643100427
Those of us who suffer injuries of unknown origin are all too familiar with Craig's confusion, but it did present a moment of levity between two friends.
Craig officially finished his run as James Bond with the release of No Time To Die in 2021.
The next James Bond has yet to be announced.