From his portrayal of a extra weak Bond to his cerise suit jacket on the crimson carpet, Daniel Craig has labored arduous to defy expectations of masculinity – so it got here as little shock when the actor revealed he favored to frequent homosexual bars to keep away from the “aggressive dick swinging” of straight areas.
“I’ve been going to homosexual bars for so long as I can bear in mind,” Craig mentioned on the podcast Lunch with Bruce. “One of many causes: as a result of I don’t get into fights in homosexual bars that usually.”
The 53-year-old mentioned he began going to homosexual bars when he was younger as a result of he needed to keep away from ending up “being in a punch-up” throughout an evening out, which he mentioned occurred “quite a bit” in straight venues.
Craig, who has been married to Rachel Weisz for a decade, additionally mentioned that when he was single it was a great way to satisfy ladies.
“[Gay bars] would simply be a very good place to go,” he mentioned. “Everyone was chill, all people. You didn’t actually need to kind of state your sexuality. It was OK. And it was a really protected place to be. And I may meet ladies there, cos there are quite a lot of ladies there for precisely the identical motive I used to be there. It was form of an ulterior motive.”
Craig, who made his identify starring alongside Jason Isaacs in Angels in America, the Pulitzer prize-winning play analyzing Aids and homosexuality within the US within the 1980s, has all the time been comfy bending the boundaries of his sexuality.
He not too long ago despatched followers right into a spin when he instructed Stephen Colbert that he kissed all of his main males, after the No Time to Die villain Rami Malek mentioned they’d as soon as had a playful smooch after rehearsal. “The factor is, it simply breaks the ice,” Craig mentioned.
His podcast feedback have been largely welcomed by the LGBT group on Thursday, although some felt uncomfortable about his makes an attempt to satisfy ladies in homosexual areas. “OK, the final bit is a tad gross, however who amongst us hasn’t taken a straight buddy to a homosexual bar who’s ended up pulling,” wrote the tradition journal the Glue.
Craig and the podcast’s host, Bruce Bozzi, who’re outdated buddies, additionally recalled being photographed hugging exterior a homosexual bar in Venice Seashore, California, in 2010, which on the time sparked tabloid hypothesis about Craig’s sexuality.
“We’re tactile, we love one another. We give one another hugs, it’s OK. We’re two fucking grown males,” Craig mentioned. “For me, it was a type of conditions and the irony is, you recognize, we form of acquired caught, I suppose, which was form of bizarre as a result of we have been doing nothing fucking improper.
“What occurred is we have been having a pleasant night time and I form of was speaking to you about my life when my life was altering and we acquired drunk and I used to be like, ‘Oh, let’s simply go to a bar, come on, let’s fucking exit.’”
Final month a viral TikTok put up sparked a debate about whether or not homosexual areas ought to be reserved for members of the LGBTQ+ group. Whereas straight folks weighed in to elucidate that such areas made them really feel protected, others mentioned homosexual golf equipment have been getting used as an “aesthetic” by those that didn’t want them.
Craig not too long ago acquired a star on the Hollywood Stroll of Fame. No Time to Die has made greater than £50m on the UK field workplace after simply two weekends, already making it one of many prime 10 highest grossing Bond movies.