Daniel Craig Says His Bond Is "Not as Sexist and Misogynistic" As Previous Ones
Plus, Craig says there is a "great sadness" to the 007 character.
Actor Daniel Craig says in a new interview that his version of the iconic super-spy James Bond is "not as sexist and misogynistic" as previous incarnations of the character. Craig's comment came as part of a wide-ranging and expletive-laced interview with Esquire, in which he talked about how he sees Bond.
"He's very f**king lonely," Craig said. "There's a great sadness. He's f**king these beautiful women but then they leave and it's… sad. And as a man gets older, it's not a good look."
Times have changed. And Craig--the sixth man to play 007 over the years--says he hopes that his Bond will be remembered as one that is less sexist and misogynistic.
"Hopefully my Bond is not as sexist and misogynistic as [earlier incarnations]," he said. "The world has changed. I am certainly not that person. But he is, and so what does that mean? It means you cast great actresses and make the parts as good as you can for the women in the movies."
The next 007 movie is Spectre, which arrives in theaters this November. It's the follow-up to 2012's box office smash, Skyfall.
Esquire's interview with Craig is a great read, well worth any Bond fan's time. Check it out here.
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