James Bond might not be such a vanilla womanizer in the future, if actor Daniel Craig has his way. The British star admitted a bi-Bond wouldn’t faze the character’s fans, especially since the Bond films have attracted a gay following, he said.
Digital Journal — In an interview with the U.K.’s Daily Star, Craig said he’d like to see Hollywood “modernize” 007 by letting him bat for both sides. When asked whether he thought the infamous lady’s man should go bisexual, Craig replied, “Why not? I think in this day and age fans would have accepted it. No one blinks an eye.”
Craig, 40, attracted a gay following when he appeared in the first Bond flick, Casino Royale, the Daily Star wrote. The actor recounts how he was recently mobbed by zealous fans while shooting his most recent Bond film, Quantum of Solace. ““I was out recently and all these gay guys were over me like a rash. But for some reason they never ask about the Bond plot!”
This isn’t the first time Craig has caused the queer community to ask, “Is he gay or gay-friendly?” In the film Infamous, Craig plays convicted killer Perry Smith in the recreation of Truman Capote’s emotional journey while writing In Cold Blood. One scene features Craig kissing actor Toby Jones, who plays Capote.
A survey earlier this year found that Craig topped the list of British actors gay men most wanted to date. Craig beat out other studs such as Jude Law, Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor.