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Saturday 30 August 2014

Daniel Craig: Vanity kept me fit

Daniel Craig says vanity helped him get in shape for his Bond role
Mick Norcross and guests attend the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
Daniel Craig, Berenice Marlohe

Daniel Craig has confessed his own vanity helped motivate him to get fit for new James Bond film Skyfall.

The 44-year-old actor - who plays lothario and action man 007 in the latest Bond film - told ITV1's Lorraine he wanted to look good when he bared his body on screen.

Daniel said: "There's stuff in the script that says I have to take my shirt off so vanity kicks in and I work out.

"But also I'm running most of the time during this film - he doesn't really just walk into a room and sit down, he tends to jump through the window and sit down, so I had to stay in shape."

The actor also admitted that he felt more comfortable playing Bond in Skyfall than in his previous two outings as the spy.

He said: "I think for sure, it's about time really isn't it that I should start feeling comfortable?"

Daniel revealed the strong storyline and script of Skyfall had helped him to feel better about the role, as well as the return of some of the more traditional Bond trademarks, like his humour and his Aston Martin car.

He added: "I enjoyed this a great deal... and I always wanted to start bringing in the older elements of the film."

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