It’s Daniel Craig’s fifth go as Bond. He tells Men’s Journal why the latest (No Time to Die) is as tough as the first (Casino Royale), as well as the diet, training, and recovery principles he follows to transform into a bona fide superspy. — As told to Charles Thorp
Men’s Journal: Over the years, a lot of your roles have required physical prowess. What makes Bond, or more specifically No Time to Die, different?
Daniel Craig: In my experience, training for a Bond movie is completely unique. If I can, I start a year before we begin shooting and build slowly. I try to avoid the “last-minute” thing. You get less injuries that way. Notice I say less!