Daniel Craig reveals what Queen Elizabeth looks like when the cameras aren’t rolling

According to People, when Stephen Colbert asked Daniel Craig about the Queen’s private behavior, the actor said she was “very funny. Wants to prank and made a joke about me.” He explained: “We get our picture taken and she just goes, ‘Oh no, he’s the one not smiling. Fair enough!” This was a reference in 2011, the International Business Times reported that Craig deliberately did not smile in photos because he did not want to cheer the paparazzi. Despite this reputation, PopSugar has made a selection of photos that capture Craig’s dazzling smile.

Craig also told the late night host that he enjoys playing with the Queen’s friendly corgis. These dogs also appeared in the 2012 skit. Like Her Majesty, Craig loves dogs. People reported that he cuddled puppies in 2017 as part of a charity partnership with Omaze and the United Nations Mine Action Service. In 2020, Craig also danced with a dog to promote his hosting duties for “Saturday Night Live” (per Metro).

Danny Boyle, known for his work on movies like “Trainspotting” and “Slumdog Millionaire,” came up with the idea for the London 2012 Summer Olympics skit and directed the project. The Queen was a natural in her first acting role. Boyle said she was “very helpful and very sharp.” He told the Mirror: “She gets it right away, about the cameras and the angles.” The Queen was also very effective during filming and she only needed one take to pull off the role. Boyle also noted that Her Majesty’s corgis, Monty, Willow and Holly, played their part to perfection.