From its representation of a more vulnerable link to its cherry suit jacket on the red carpet, Daniel Craig worked hard to challenge thes expectations of masculinity - so it came as a little surprise when the actor revealed that he enjoys frequenting gay bars to avoid the "aggressive cock swing" of straight spaces.
"I went to gay bars. from as far back as I can remember, "Craig said on the Lunch with Bruce podcast. "One of the reasons: because I don't often fight in gay bars.
The 53-year-old said he started going to gay bars when he was young because he wanted to avoid " eating a punch-up "on a night out , which he says happened "a lot " in straight people.
Craig, who has been married to Rachel Weisz for a decade, also stated that when he was single it was a good way to meet women.
"[Gay bars] would be just a good place to go to-he declared. “Everyone was cool, everyone. You didn't really have to declare your sexuality. It was ok. And it was a very safe place. And I was able to meet girls there, because there are a lot of girls there for exactly the same reason that I was there. It was sort of an ulterior motive. "
Craig, who made his name alongside Jason Isaacs in Angels in America, the Pulitzer Prize winning play about AIDS and homosexuality in the United States in the 1980s, has always been comfortable pushing the limits of his sexuality.
He recently spun fans by telling Stephen Colbert he kissed all of his leading men, after No Time to Die villain Rami Malek said they once shared a playful kiss after rehearsal. "The point is, it breaks the ice " said Craig.
His comments on theThe podcast was widely received by the queer community on Thursday, although some felt uncomfortable about its attempt to meet women in gay spaces. "OK, the last track is a little gross, but who among us didn't take a straight friend to a gay bar who ended up shooting " the queer culture magazine said the glue .
Craig and podcast host Bruce Bozzi, who are old friends, also recalled being photographed kissing in front of a bar gay in Venice Beach, Calif. in 2010, which sparked speculation about the sexuality tabloids at the time.
"We are tactile, we love each other . We cuddle, it's okay. We're two fucking grown men, ”Craig said. "For me it was one of those situations andthe irony is that, you know, we kind of got caught, I guess, which was kind of weird because we weren't doing anything fucking wrong.
" What happened was we had a good night's sleep and I was kind of telling you about my life when my life was changing and we got drunk and I was like 'oh , let's go to a bar, Come on, fuck, let's go out. '”
Last month, a viral article on TikTok sparked a debate on whether the spaces gays should be reserved for members of the LGBTQ + community. While heterosexuals explained queer spaces made them feel safe, others said gay clubs were used as an "aesthetic" by those who didn't. didn't need.
Craig recently received astar on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. No Time to Die has earned over £ 50million in the UK b ox office after just two weekends, already making it one of the 10 highest grossing Bond films.