Daniel Craig left a fan both shaken and stirred recently when he snapped on the curious onlooker, snatching a phone that he’d taken a picture of the star with.
Daniel Craig (James Bond, remember) and his wife Rachel Weisz are a very private celebrity couple, but Craig may have crossed a line when he snapped on a fan who just wanted to snap a picture of the two at a New York supermarket.
The fan reportedly pulled out his phone to either take a photo or a video of the A-list couple, when Craig noticed him and yelled “Is watching me food shopping with my wife really all that interesting to you?”
Craig then lost his composure, allegedly grabbing the phone out of the fan’s hands.
Weisz intervened, calming down her husband and confronting the fan with a bit more tact.
“Daniel [Craig] was really angry, and it looked at one point like he might even destroy the phone,” a source said of the scene. “But Rachel [Weisz] was much more calm, and quickly stepped in to give the guy a stern but polite lecture on privacy. She really defused the situation, which could have got out of hand.”
Craig seemed to have calmed down some, returning the phone to the fan and asking him to delete whatever photo or video he’d taken of them. The fan agreed and, embarrassed, even apologized for upsetting Craig.
Craig and Weisz married in a private New York ceremony with just four guests in June 2011. The two are known for fiercely protecting their privacy at almost any cost.
In a 2012 interview with GQ, Craig offered probably the only explanation he’ll offer regarding his staunch protection of his personal life.
“I think there’s a lot to be said for keeping your own counsel,” Craig said of the stress of living in the spotlight. “It’s not about being afraid to be public with your emotions or about who you are and what you stand for. But if you sell it off it’s gone. You can’t buy it back — you can’t buy your privacy back.”
The answer was in response to a question about reality TV shows and their respective celebrities, particularly the Kardashians. For Craig, the willingness to open one’s home and personal life for a show is anathema.
“‘Ooh I want to be alone,'” Craig mocked. “F–k you. We’ve been in your living room. We were at your birth. You filmed it for us and showed us the placenta and now you want some privacy?”
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