Daniel Craig Reveals the Story Behind That Iconic Blue Swim Trunks Photo

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If there’s any piece of James Bond’s wardrobe more iconic than his Omega Seamaster or Crockett & Jones shoes, it’s the itsy bitsy blue La Perla swim trunks he wore in Casino Royale. A picture taken of a very buff Craig exiting the ocean in said trunks during filming 10 years ago might just be the best-known shot of him that exists today—a fact that would no doubt piss the actor off more than being asked to pout on command. In a new interview with Time Out New York, the franchise’s moodiest Bond revealed that the image was brought about in the most Daniel Craig way possible.

“That was a big accident, that particular shot,” he responded when asked how he feels when looking at it. “I was pretending to swim in shallow water, and then I stood up and walked out of the water. I was pretending to be too cool to swim, I thought it looked stupid and stood up, and I walked off—and that was the shot.”

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