James Bond: Super-suave secret agent. Martini aficionado. Misogynist?
According to Daniel Craig, he is.
Asked to name his favorite trait of 007, the actor replied: “Bond can be a gentleman. Sometimes, anyway. He’s a considerate person, he takes care of business, and he looks out for other people and his family. He’s someone who opens doors for people — for everyone, that is, not just women.”
As for Bond’s reputation as a ladies’ man, Craig — whose latest Bond offering, “Spectre,” premieres next month — said, “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.”
However, when asked what the public might learn from Bond that would help them in their daily lives, Craig replied bluntly: “Nothing.”
“Let’s not talk these films up as some kind of life-changing experience,” the British actor added. “Bond is what Bond does. Bond is very single-minded. He takes his own course. And that’s simple, which is great.”