The 47-year-old actor, who is best known for playing the iconic secret agent James Bond, has revealed he recently found himself on the same plane as the South African social rights activist and award-winning singer Alicia Keys, yet was too overcome with nerves to approach either one of them.
He recalled: "On a flight to New York recently, Alicia Keys and Desmond Tutu were on the plane. I didn't go up to them.
"I smiled at Alicia Keys, but I couldn't look Desmond Tutu in the eye. I wanted to go up to him and fall at his feet. It was one of those situations where I blew it completely."
Daniel admitted he was tempted to follow in the footsteps of his own fans by taking a picture with the famous pair while they were asleep, but reasoned it'd be "creepy".
He told DuJour magazine: "That happens to me so often, you wake up to a phone in your face and you go, 'What the f**k!'
"So creepy! Which I call out: 'That's f**king creepy!'"