Entertainment Movies Rachel Weisz Says She Never Thought She'd Get Married Until She Met Daniel Craig Though she may be happily wed to Daniel Craig, actress Rachel Weisz says that marriage was never in her plans By Dave Quinn Dave Quinn Instagram Twitter Dave Quinn is an Editor for PEOPLE, working across a number of verticals including the Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams. He joined in 2006 as a Writer/Reporter where he became known for his Bravo and Broadway exclusives across print and digital. Dave is the author of the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book, Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of the Real Housewives from the People Who Lived It. He's appeared on many broadcasts including ABC's Good Morning America, Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, E!'s Daily Pop, NBC's New York Live and PEOPLE's own Reality Check, as well as a number of podcasts like Bitch Sesh, Everything Iconic, Watch What Crappens, Hot Off the Mess, Mention It All, and PEOPLE Every Day. Prior to working at PEOPLE, Dave was the chief Theater Reporter for NBC New York and co-host of Entertainment Weekly's acclaimed TV Recaps series. People Editorial Guidelines Published on January 25, 2018 11:35 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Though she may be happily wed to Daniel Craig, actress Rachel Weisz says that marriage was never in her plans. In an interview with the Evening Standard published Thursday, the 47-year-old star of The Mercy opened up about her relationship with Daniel Craig, who she wed in 2011, just six months after they began dating. They met on the set of Dream House. “I never thought I would get married,” Weisz revealed. “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.” Asked if marriage has changed her, Weisz admitted she didn’t know how to answer the question. “I mean, I wear a ring all the time,” she said. “I wear my ring with pride. I’m taken.” Amanda Marsalis What about the institution as a whole — one she seemingly avoided while engaged to former fiancé Darren Aronofsky, with whom she shares her 11-year-old son, Henry? “You don’t join the institution like it’s the Rotary Club,” she quipped. “You make it your own. It’s very personal, it’s very private. I don’t think mine’s particularly exceptional apart from that we’re both in the public eye.” Kevin Winter/Getty But keeping her romance out of the public eye has been Weisz and Craig’s focus over the seven years they’ve been together. “He’s just too famous,” she told More for its the Dec/Jan 2016 cover story when asked why she’s decidedly secretive about their married. “It would be a betrayal. You have to protect your marriage.” “When you’re young, you tell your girlfriends everything,” Weisz added. “One of the great pleasures of not being an adolescent is that you don’t have to share everything. When you’re married, that door closes. The audience goes, and you’re in your own life.” Part of being in her own life also means focusing on being a mom to Henry (Craig, 49, also has daughter Ella, 25, with actress Fiona Loudon). RELATED VIDEO: One and Done? Or Can’t Get Enough? Celeb Moms Open Up on How Many Kids Are Right for Them So would Weisz be okay with Henry following his parents footsteps into the spotlight, say as a model? “Over my dead body,” she told the Evening Standard. “He can do a paper round or something, but not photographs. No. He’s a child.” “I generally don’t talk about him. He didn’t choose to have a mum who’s in the public eye, so I keep him away from my career,” she added. “He’s also not very interested in it” The Mercy hits theaters Feb. 9.