People are still buzzing about yesterday’s revelation - by TMZ - that Rachel Weisz had dumped her partner of nine years, Darren Aronofsky, for a possible fling with Daniel Craig. According to TMZ’s sources, Rachel and Daniel’s affair began months ago while they were working together on Dream House. LaineyGossip’s sources say that since then, Daniel has been in Sweden filming The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and that Rachel hasn’t been around him during that production. BUT - there is also no word on whether Satsuki Mitchell has been in Sweden with Daniel either.
While everyone catches their breath and tries to get a source - ANY SOURCE - to verify TMZ’s report, The Daily Mail has stepped up to the plate:
There aren’t many women who can resist the magnetic charm of James Bond. And it seems Rachel Weisz may be the latest to fall under the spell.
The British actress is said to be smitten with Daniel Craig, who has played 007 in the latest two films, after splitting with her long-term partner, director Darren Aronofsky.
Miss Weisz, 40, is believed to have grown close to Craig while they played husband and wife in forthcoming thriller Dream House.
Last night, a source said the actress was ‘head over heels’ for Craig, 42, who is engaged to producer Satsuki Mitchell.
A close source said: ‘Rachel and Daniel simply sparked during the filming of Dream House in Canada. They have great chemistry. Darren’s such a good and responsible man, but Daniel’s the opposite extreme, he’s brooding and mysterious. Darren and Rachel have simply grown apart, they spent long periods away from each other, moving in different directions.’
Miss Weisz and Mr Aronofsky, 41, have been together for nine years and have a four-year-old son called Henry.
Yesterday, the strain was evident as London-born Miss Weisz left her five-storey townhouse in Manhattan’s fashionable East Village. When asked about Craig, the actress smiled tersely and refused to comment.
[From The Daily Mail]
Well, that’s something. An unnamed source who makes it sound like Rachel is completely in love with Daniel, and that she wanted a little mystery (and hot Daniel dong) in her life. It’s also interesting that Rachel “smiled tersely and refused to comment”. Now, if Rachel and Daniel were famewhores (LIKE RACHEL BILSON - haha) they would have denied this stuff to People Magazine already. Daniel doesn’t ever say anything about his personal life, ever. He would never issue a statement to People. But Rachel would, I think, if the report were totally off the mark. So the fact that she isn’t saying anything to People or anyone else makes me think that there’s something there.
Of course, I just enjoy these stories because I like picturing Daniel’s O-face. It’s magical, in my mind at least.