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Rachel Weisz makes rare comment on family life with Daniel Craig and their children

The Oscar-winning actress is set to star in the upcoming remake of Dead Ringers

Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz at the AMPAS Governors Awards
Sharnaz Shahid
Deputy Online Editor
4 April 2023
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Rachel Weisz is making a return to the spotlight thanks to the upcoming remake of Dead Ringers.

During a candid interview, the 53-year-old – who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2006 for The Constant Gardener – touched upon complex roles for women, and why she is guarding her personal life.

Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig at the premiere of Millenium: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo© Getty
Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig have been married since 2011

Both Rachel and her husband, James Bond actor Daniel Craig, tend not to comment on their life together as a family. "I suppose, for me, the words ‘private life’ means just that: that you have a private life, which is the real-life stuff. And then there’s the fantasy stuff," she explained to NET-A-PORTER.

The star met Daniel in December 2010, with the couple marrying in June 2011 and welcoming their first child in September 2018. 

Rachel also shares her son, Henry, with her former partner, director Darren Aronofsky, while Daniel is also father to 31-year-old daughter Ella from his previous marriage to actress Fiona Loudon.

Rachel Weisz at the world premiere of Prime Video's Dead Ringers© Getty
Rachel Weisz at the world premiere of Prime Video's Dead Ringers this week

Having a separation between her acting life and her personal one has been important throughout her 30-year career. She doesn't have a social media presence. "I'm not very technologically savvy; I would be really crap at it," Rachel divulged.

Dead Ringers is a modern take on David Cronenberg's 1988 classic film, with Rachel playing the double-lead role of Elliot and Beverly Mantle, twins who share everything: drugs, lovers, and an unapologetic desire to do whatever it takes.

Elliot is outgoing, easily bored and chaotic, with the star describing her as "hungry for food, sex, experience," while Beverly is shy, reserved, and "has a difficult relationship with pleasure".

Everything you need to know about Rachel's love life

Reflecting on her role in 1999's classic, The Mummy, she added: "I definitely love the humour in The Mummy, for instance – and it couldn’t be more different than Dead Ringers. But I’m really drawn to that more and more now, looking for some fun. Women pursuing pleasure is really interesting to me."

Asked about finding complex roles for women, the mum-of-two said: "Oftentimes, with roles for women in the past, I've found them very oversimplified, and I think that’s changing, which is really good. The thing I'm looking for is complicated characters. It's interesting, complex writing."

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