When the interviewer pointed out Bond’s “way with the ladies,” Craig interrupted, “But let’s not forget that he’s actually a misogynist.” Hasn’t that changed in the recent films? Craig says, “That’s because we’ve surrounded him with very strong women who have no problem putting him in his place.”
Next comes the interview’s best moment of all, when the interviewer asks, “And this time you’ve gone one better, showing 007 succumbing to the charms of an older woman.” Craig responds: “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!
THE RED BULLETIN: What could we learn from James Bond that would help us in our day-to-day lives?
DANIEL CRAIG: [Thinks for a short while.] Nothing.
THE RED BULLETIN: Many men admire Bond for his way with the ladies …
DANIEL CRAIG: But let’s not forget that he’s actually a misogynist.
“I’m saying that should anything happen to either of us, I hope that you will remember me not as the man who lied and betrayed you. I hope you will remember me as the man who would have cherished you if he’d had the chance."