After a very quiet courtship, Daniel Craig pulled off a secret wedding to British beauty Rachel Weisz with Bond-like stealth, surprising fans in late June with their nuptial news.
So how did the 007 and "Cowboys & Aliens" star keep the marriage under wraps?
"I did it secretly -- I can't tell you how I pulled it off," Daniel told Access Hollywood's Maria Menounos with a shy smile, of he and Rachel's intimate nuptials, at a junket for "Cowboys & Aliens," in picturesque Greenough, Montana. "My private life is incredibly important to me, and certainly that aspect of it is more than incredibly important to me."
While the 43-year-old blue-eyed hunk remained tight-lipped about his recent marriage, Daniel was happy to expound upon the topic of his highly anticipated upcoming drama, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" -- based on the first novel in the late Stieg Larsson's acutely violent Millennium Trilogy.
"I was shocked by [the violence] -- and I literally have seen [only] minutes of the movie," Daniel told Maria of his surprise at the level of brutality that was transferred from the best-selling book to the film - due out in theaters on December 21.
"But in the books, if you read the books, there's this sort of implicit violence that's going through them all the time that makes you turn the page because you're not ever sure what's going to happen next. And it's in the movie.
"It's there ," he added, emphatically.
If the film's poster is any indication of how gritty the David Fincher-helmed thriller will be, audiences are in for a very true-to-the-story rendering, as the black and white shot shows Daniel (as wrongly maligned journalist Mikael Blomkvist) with one arm wrapped protectively around his half-nude co-star, Rooney Mara (who plays antiheroine Lisbeth Salander).
Though the poster is revealing, Daniel said he doesn't understand why fans would be off-put by the topless shot given the graphic nature of the material.
"The biggest issue is sex -- and it's like, there's nothing offensive about it," Daniel explained. "People have opinions about it, but I think it sort of works as a poster because [Rooney] looks great.
"I think it sort of really illustrates the two characters in the movie very well," he added.
Catch Daniel, along with Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde, in "Cowboys & Aliens" when the film hits theaters on July 29.
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- Daniel Craig
- Access Hollywood s Maria Menounos
- Rooney Mara
- Rachel Weisz
- Stieg Larsson