by Jessica Marshall
Welcome to Obsessed, a weekly feature in which we shamelessly gush about our latest pop-culture preoccupation. This week, we're fangirling over Bond. James Bond.
With "Skyfall" hitting theaters this week, 007 is set to once again bust out those big sexy guns of his and add another super-spy mission to his resume.
And I'm about to add another Daniel Craig ogle-fest to my life. I'm positively quivering with anticipation.
The well-muscled, sandy-haired, blue-eyed British actor—the latest in a long line of tuxedoed, martini-sipping studs to assume the iconic role of the debonaire spy—is very high on my list of men I'd like to...meet. Whether he's wearing a pair of leather chaps ("Cowboys and Aliens") or a tailored tuxedo ("Skyfall"), he can steal my scene any day.
But it's more than the physical attraction that has me hooked. He's not just a piece of meat, but a versatile actor with many credits and a whole lot of training under his belt. His powerful performance as a heroic Holocaust survivor in "Defiance" blew my mind. His turn as disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" made me realize I'd subliminally envisioned him in that role long before there was even talk of an American movie adaptation of the best-selling book. And his stoic rendition of a comic-book-inspired, alien-slaughtering cowpoke in "Cowboys and Aliens" made me actually take the wacky premise seriously (the leather chaps also helped). He brings a sense of real passion (romantic or otherwise) to every single performance that leaves me begging for more, even after the credits role.
But 007 is perhaps his sexiest character, and "Skyfall" looks to up the ante from both his previous turns as the secret agent ("Casino Royale" and "Quantum of Solace") and other Bond films in the last 50 years. (Although I have to admit, I'm not sure how anything can top a film called "Octopussy.") In "Skyfall," Bond is forced to fight one of his greatest adversaries yet as foreign intelligence agency MI6 comes under attack. It promises to be an explosive, action-packed romp with a heaping helping of eye candy.
I'm so ready for some piercing blue-eyed stares, serious butt-kicking and a large martini. Shaken, not stirred, of course.
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