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The Love Story of Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, the Outcome That Even James Bond Did Not See Coming

There are people who believe that fate plays an important part in the love story of some couples. Sometimes, more than fate, it is time. That’s what happened to Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, who met years before they were famous and both had a life far from each other, with success on their side. But the moment came when time brought them back together and they haven’t been apart since.

At Bright Side, we bring you the love story of Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, which shows us the importance of good timing.

They got to know each other in their youth

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When Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz met there was no one shouting their names. They were actors wanting to make it to the top. They managed to get a role in a play called Les Grandes Horizontales in 1994, where they acted together as colleagues. Nothing more. They forged a friendship thanks to the experience they had acting at that time.

Building a career — Rachel Weisz

Her first role in a film project was in a small role in the film Death Machine in 1994. However, it was not until 2 years later, in Chain Reaction, that she had her first big breakout movie. There she acted alongside Keanu Reeves and Morgan Freeman.

After several more productions came 1999, the year in which Rachel Weisz’s name became known globally. She participated in the movie Sunshine and also in The Mummy with Brendan Fraser. Then, she was also part of the sequel The Mummy Returns. From then on, roles started to come more easily to her, and she became an established actress who carried weight in the industry.

Building a career — Daniel Craig

During the ’90s, Daniel Craig never stopped working. He was part of many film productions, usually in supporting roles. But he managed to share the screen with great actors like Tom Hanks, Kim Basinger, and Angelina Jolie. A role that earned him very good reviews was the film L4YER CAKƐ in 2004.

He became known and therefore became a candidate and finalist to be the new James Bond. At first, he had his reservations, but then he accepted, and that led him to worldwide fame — as well as more leading roles in other productions.

Their paths cross again

The years went by, and they each made successful careers on their own, both without knowing that very soon destiny, or time, had an encounter they could not escape from. They starred together in a horror movie (not a romance) where they were a couple, and the sparks between them could be seen at a glance. It took 16 years after they met for them to finally jump into each other’s arms and form a relationship.

Formalizing their relationship with marriage

Marriage came very quickly, less than 6 months after they started dating. After 16 years, it seems that they did not want to wait any longer. It was a private and very intimate ceremony. They have always conducted their relationship and personal life that way, trying not to let it come out too much. They treasure privacy.

About the rush to get married, even to Rachel, it came as a surprise — she said, “I never thought I would get married. It was not an ambition of mine. It was the opposite. I couldn’t relate to romantic comedies — marriage seems to be the whole point of them. Then it just happened, happily, at a more mature moment.”

Growing their family

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Both Rachel and Daniel had children of their own. Rachel, from her 9-year relationship with director Darren Aronofsky, and Daniel from his first wife. In 2018, they both decided to have a child 6 years after they married. Rachel gave birth at 48, and Daniel was 50, when the actor’s daughter was already 25 years old and Rachel’s, 11.

The actors didn’t care about their age, they were excited. She expressed: “I’ll be showing soon. Daniel and I are so happy. We’re going to have a little human. We can’t wait to meet him or her. It’s all such a mystery.”

Supporting each other

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Rachel and Daniel had a baby girl and so their family of 4 became 5. And, despite that it has been exhausting to have a baby, as Daniel said in an interview, they both seem to be happy and in love, and supporting each other in life and their careers.

Enjoying the relationship

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The romantic journey of these 2 actors, which began with a long-lasting friendship, has given them a happy marriage. Their love is further proof that sometimes the reason why a relationship doesn’t work out is not the people, but that the time is not yet right.

Do you think time plays an important role in love relationships? Why?

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