Only a few weeks removed from saying he’d rather slash is own wrists than play James Bond again, Daniel Craig continues speaking about his James Bond character with brutal honesty. This week, in an interview with an enthusiastic Bond fan at Red Bulletin, Craig was asked what we could learn from Bond to apply to our day-to-day lives.
Oh. OK, bro. Not the answer the interviewer was probably expecting, but sure.
“Do you possess any of the traits of his character?”
“When I’m working on a film, yes. Which is to the detriment of my personal life, unfortunately.”
Detriment? This is a men’s magazine, won’t Craig help out the interviewer with some bro-wisdom?
Speaking of women, many men admire Bond for his way with the ladies …
“But let’s not forget that he’s actually a misogynist.”
Well, yes, there is that. But that doesn’t sell copies of Red Bulletin. Let’s try another angle.
“Bond has actually become a bit more chivalrous in the most recent films, hasn’t he?”
“That’s because we’ve surrounded him with very strong women who have no problem putting him in his place.”
That quote is definitely not going to fit into the “10 Ways You Can Pick Up Women by Acting more Like James Bond” listsicle.
And this time you’ve gone one better, showing 007 succumbing to the charms of an older woman.
“I think you mean the charms of a woman his own age. We’re talking about Monica Bellucci, for heaven’s sake. When someone like that wants to be a Bond girl, you just count yourself lucky!”
Oh yes. That’s exactly what the interviewer meant. Of course.