Famed English actor Daniel Craig, who is best known for playing the British spy, James Bond film series, has revealed that he had struggled to cope with the fame associated with the popular character.
Craig, who is awaiting the release of the most-awaited film from the series titled, No Time to Die, revealed that his fellow co-star, actor Hugh Jackman helped him to come to terms with fame which he attained after playing Bond.
In an interview with The Sun, the Casino Royale star said that he felt "physically and mentally under siege" while playing James Bond.
Craig, who played British secret agent 007 since 2006, said that the level of fame associated with the role was hard to deal with.
"My personal life was affected by being that famous all of a sudden," he said adding, "I used to lock myself in and close the curtains, I was in cloud cuckoo land. I was physically and mentally under siege."
He further revealed that, “I didn’t like the newfound level of fame,” Craig, 53, told the newspaper. “It was Hugh Jackman who helped me to come to terms with it and appreciate it.”
His last outing as Bond in No Time To Die is all set to premiere in late September, despite speculation in the entertainment industry that the film’s release might be delayed for a fourth time because of the coronavirus epidemic.
A post on the official 007 Bond Twitter account said the red carpet world premiere for the Universal Pictures and MGM film would take place in London on Sept. 28, ahead of the planned Sept. 30 release date in U.K. movie theaters.
It is due to be released in the United States on Oct. 8.