When speaking to Vanity Fair, Craig explained that it’s difficult for him to go out to pubs and enjoy a drink – as he used to when he was younger – because the cameras are constantly behind him, just waiting for a mistake.
Although he conceded that going out and getting drunk wasn’t the only thing he wanted to do, he did use it as an example of how his life has dramatically changed since taking on one of the industry’s most prestigious roles.
However, Halloween is the one night of the year in which people can enjoy themselves anonymously under the cover of a disguise or costume. With that in mind, here’s a list of men’s Halloween costumes that Craig could potentially use to hide his identity while he sneaks out for a drink – assuming that 007 is off the cards!
1. Zombie American Footballer
Who would suspect Craig, who is quintessentially British, of adopting the dress of an American sportsman? The classic zombie green face paint could hide his face, although he’d best pick a different number than 007 for his shirt.
Perhaps Craig could revisit one of his previous roles in hit film Cowboys and Aliens and dress up as a cowboy. A strategically placed bandana and cowboy hat could conceal his identity from the prying public, and cowboys are notoriously quiet – so he won’t be given away by his distinctive accent.
3. Freddy Krueger – A Nightmare on Elm Street
If Craig is trying to escape from the pressures of being one of film’s most famous ‘good guys’, why not go the opposite way and take on the costume of one of film’s most notorious ‘bad guys’, Freddy Krueger? The mask would be perfect for concealing the actor’s face – and he’ll cut a much different figure in the villain’s trademark baggy striped jumper.
Whichever costume Craig plumps for, Halloween could be the one night of the year when he can relax and let go in public, without being in fear of getting caught by the paparazzi. Having confirmed at least two more Bond films, perhaps Craig should take the chance while he can – as his place in the spotlight seems cemented for the foreseeable future.