Daniel Craig Has Been Brutally Honest Regarding His Feelings About James Bond
"Let's not talk these films up as some kind of life-changing experience."
You're probably aware that Daniel Craig is currently doing promotional interviews for the new Bond film, Spectre, which is set to be released on Monday.
But this promotional trail has been a little bit different: The actor recently told Esquire that at the moment, he doesn't want to do another Bond film...
At the moment I can't even conceive it ... At this moment, no. I have a life and I've got to get on with it a bit.
And ever since, he's been giving some pretty honest interviews regarding his role in the franchise.
But he just may have given his most brutally honest interview yet. Speaking to The Red Bulletin, the actor gave some pretty interesting insight into what he ~really~ thinks of 007.
He was quick to point out the flaws in his character, particularly regarding Bond's treatment of women:
Bond can be a gentleman ... But let's not forget that he's actually a misogynist. A lot of women are drawn to him chiefly because he embodies
a certain kind of danger and never sticks around for too long.
He also immediately shut down the interviewer who referred to the fact that, in Spectre, we see Bond "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!
And perhaps most brutally, when the interviewer referred to Bond as "one of the most legendary movie heroes of all time", Daniel definitely didn't sugar-coat his response:
Let's not talk these films up as some kind of life-changing experience. Bond is what Bond does. Bond is very single-minded. He takes his own course. And that's simple, which is great.