Barrels blazing

Daniel Craig calls James Bond a misogynist, others push for a female Bond

British actor Daniel Craig poses during a photocall to promote the 24th James Bond film 'Spectre' on February 18, 2015 at Rome's city hall. (TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

As the world anxiously awaits the next James Bond movie, Spectre, actor Daniel Craig is promoting the film in an unusually frank way. “Let’s not forget that he’s actually a misogynist,” Craig reminded The Red Bulletin. “A lot of women are drawn to him chiefly because he embodies a certain kind of danger and never sticks around for too long.” When asked what could be gleaned from 007 that could help people on a daily basis, Craig curtly responded with, “Nothing.” Spectre, which is slated for release on November 6, has been garnering rave reviews… Not to mention lots of global attention for its other star, Monica Bellucci, who has been dubbed “the oldest Bond Girl.” When Craig was prodded to discuss 007’s surrender to “the charms of an older woman,” he retorted with, “I think you mean the charms of a woman his own age.” Craig isn’t the only one to hold this attitude towards the fictional British agent; the author of the James Bond series, Ian Fleming, has been called “sexist, racist and sadistic.” The Telegraph announced that “It’s time for a female Bond,” and they compiled an interesting list of “Jane Bond” candidates that includes Mhairi Black and Cara Delevingne.

View the full “Jane Bond” list at The Telegraph and read the entire interview with Daniel Craig at The Red Bulletin.

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