She’s ‘Very Funny’: Daniel Criag Tells Story of How The Queen Teased Him During Their ‘James Bond’ Skit

Royal Watchers have always known that Queen Elizabeth II has a very “cheeky” sense of humor, despite her stolid and composed outward appearance. But, many were surprised by just how funny she can be after the release of her two cake-cutting videos went viral over the past few months.

Image Source: YouTube

However, one person who wasn’t surprised by The Queen’s sense of humor was James Bond actor Daniel Craig, who confirmed Her Majesty’s funny side when recalling his hilarious experience with the Queen of England.

Image Source: YouTube

During an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in February, Craig remembered working with The Queen in 2012 in a sketch for the Olympics being hosted in London that year.

Image Source: YouTube

The sketch was part of the now-legendary Olympic opening ceremony.

Image Source: YouTube

It served as a moment that James Bond fans will never forget.

And even to this day, there has yet to be a better opening ceremony, in my opinion.

Image Source: YouTube

Today, ten years later, fans were given an insight into the actual personality underneath England’s crown.

Colbert took no time beating around the bush, asking Craig:

“I understand that you may not be able to answer this question, but I’m gonna ask anyway: What’s she like in private?”

“Very funny. Wants to crack a joke, and cracked a joke about me,” the “James Bond” actor recalled.

“We’re having our photographs taken and she just went, ‘Oh no, he’s the one that doesn’t smile.’ Fair enough!” To make it even better, Daniel said her corgis were lovely and he was “rolling around on the floor” with them that day.

Image Source: YouTube

Now, doesn’t that sound like an awesome day?

You can watch a video about this story below.

You can also watch the full sketch featuring James Bond and The Queen in the video below.

Thanks for reading. Please be so kind as to pass this story along to your friends and family?


  1. “Daniel Craig Recalls The Queen Teasing Him During ‘James Bond’ Sketch: She’s ‘Very Funny'” Diply. Tylor Sakellis. February 24, 2022.