Daniel Craig Is So Hardcore He Did A Whole Interview With A Cut On His Head

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Years of playing James Bond have desensitized Daniel Craig to injury. The 53-year-old action star was astonished to learn he'd done the entire 25-minute interview while bleeding from his head during Variety's Actors on Actors series.

The incident occurred near the end of Craig's chat with his Skyfall co-star, Javier Bardem.

Daniel Craig: A Real Bad*ss

Craig proved that he's still as rough and tumble as ever while filming an interview with Javier Bardem for Variety — even when a Bond film isn't involved. Bardem finally questioned what had happened to him after spending the entire interview with what appeared to be blood on his forehead.

Craig expresses genuine surprise before discovering he'd cut his head just before the interview, laughing, "No wonder I get f*cking injured every time I do a movie."

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As he reveals to Bardem, the most recent on-the-job injury was caused by a ring flash delivered to him in order for him to conduct the interview. The lighting equipment collapsed on his head when he finished setting it up, wounding him.

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Craig's head bled throughout the conversation, unbeknownst to him, and it wasn't until Bardem brought it up that he realized what was going on. His remark upon discovering that he'd been bleeding the entire time was perfect for the occasion, alluding to his unfortunate tendency of on-the-job mishaps.

Craig was fortunately not gravely harmed in the event, and his ability to laugh at himself will certainly endear him to admirers even more.

The Best Bond There Is

Craig, widely regarded as the best Bond to have ever played the role, was responsible for resurrecting the character from an era when the name James Bond was more likely to elicit eye rolls than enthusiasm.

The 007 franchise had become something of a cliché, stubbornly refusing to accept the changing times in any meaningful sense after decades of saving the world from evil plots hatched by worldwide super villains.

Craig's modification to the role, having blonde hair, was quickly lambasted by die-hard fans when he debuted in 2006's Casino Royale. However, the film rapidly showed that he was more than capable of handling the part, and his willingness to get his hands filthy in the process injected new life into the franchise.

It's unclear who will play the next James Bond, but whoever it is will have enormous shoes to fill.