Although they’re happily married in real life, Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz are prepping to play a husband and wife who fall victim to adultery in Broadway’s hottest new ticket, a revival of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal. The very private pair are relishing in the opportunity to clash onstage—in fact, it was Craig’s idea in the first place.
According to an article in The New York Times, when Tony-winning director Mike Nichols approached Craig about playing the cuckold husband Robert, the James Bond star asked if his Oscar-winning wife could join him as Emma, the cheating wife. Clearly the couple embrace in the challenge of battling onstage. Weisz told the Times that she hopes they can take on another classic on Broadway in the future: George and Martha. “I’d love to do, in a decade, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
As for Craig, he says he’s found Mrs. Right in Weisz, who he married in 2011. “[She’s changed me] for the better,” he says. “I’m far happier than I’ve been for many years.” So what’s the secret to a successful marriage? “There’s nothing technological allowed in the bedroom,” Craig shared. “If the iPad goes to bed, I mean, unless you’re watching porn on the Internet, it’s a killer. We have a ban on it.”
Betrayal, which also stars British actor Rafe Spall as the third corner in the love triangle, starts October 1 at the Barrymore Theatre.