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Wednesday 26 November 2014

Daniel Craig: Vanity kept me fit

Daniel Craig says vanity helped him get in shape for his Bond role
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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Berenice Marlohe attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Kelly Brook attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: (L-R) Jade Ellis, Tulisa Contostavlos, Ella Henderson and Lucy Spraggan 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)
Barbara Broccoli arriving for the Skyfall Royal World Premiere afterparty at the Tate Modern, Bankside, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Models pose with an Aston Martin car at the Skyfall Royal World Premiere afterparty at the Tate Modern, Bankside, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Dame Judi Dench arriving for the Skyfall Royal World Premiere afterparty at the Tate Modern, Bankside, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Miranda Hart arriving for the Skyfall Royal World Premiere afterparty at the Tate Modern, Bankside, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Sam Mendes arriving for the Skyfall Royal World Premiere afterparty at the Tate Modern, Bankside, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Union J arriving for the Royal World Premeire of Skyfall at the Royal Albert Hall, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Daniel Craig and Naomie Harris arriving for the Royal World Premeire of Skyfall at the Royal Albert Hall, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Berenice Marlohe arriving for the Royal World Premeire of Skyfall at the Royal Albert Hall, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Helen McCrory arriving for the Royal World Premeire of Skyfall at the Royal Albert Hall, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Daniel Craig and Berenice Marlohe arriving for the Royal World Premeire of Skyfall at the Royal Albert Hall, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Victoria Pendleton arriving for the Skyfall Royal World Premiere afterparty at the Tate Modern, Bankside, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Darcy Bussel arriving for the Skyfall Royal World Premiere afterparty at the Tate Modern, Bankside, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
David Walliams arriving for the Skyfall Royal World Premiere afterparty at the Tate Modern, Bankside, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Models pose with an Aston Martin car at the Skyfall Royal World Premiere afterparty at the Tate Modern, Bankside, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Sam Taylor Wood and Aaron Johnson arriving for the Skyfall Royal World Premiere afterparty at the Tate Modern, Bankside, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Ralph Fiennes arriving for the Skyfall Royal World Premiere afterparty at the Tate Modern, Bankside, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Tamara Beckwith arriving for the Skyfall Royal World Premiere afterparty at the Tate Modern, Bankside, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Fiona Fullerton arriving for the Skyfall Royal World Premiere afterparty at the Tate Modern, Bankside, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Samantha Bond attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Emeli Sande and Adam Gouraguine 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Samantha Bond attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Vernon Kay and Tess Daly 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Berenice Marlohe attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Caterina Murino attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Sam Taylor-Johnson and Aaron Taylor-Johnson 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Chris Evans and wife Natasha Shishmanian 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Music group JLS (L-R) Marvin Humes, Aston Merrygold, J.B. Gill and Oritse Williams 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Victoria Pendleton attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Sam Taylor-Johnson and Aaron Taylor-Johnson 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Tulisa Contostavlos attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Helen McCrory attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 23: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (R) and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (2nd R) meet James Bond actors Daniel Craig (L) and Dame Judi Dench as they arrive for the Royal World Premiere of the James Bond film "Skyfall" at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 23: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales meets James Bond actors Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes and Berenice Marlohe as they arrive for the Royal World Premiere of the James Bond film "Skyfall" at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Javier Bardem attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Kelly Brook attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Victoria Pendleton attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Minnie Driver attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Ellie Simmonds attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Tess Daly attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Vladislav Doronin and Naomi Campbell 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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