Daniel Craig has opened up about his love for gay bars – after admitting he got sick of the “aggressive dick swinging in hetero bars.”
Speaking to Bruce Bozzi on SiriusXM’s Lunch With Bruce, the 53-year-old said, “I’ve been going to gay bars for as long as I can remember,” before explaining that he doesn’t tend to “get into fights in gay bars that often.”
The No Time to Die star said that gay bars felt like safe places to be, “everybody was chill. Everybody.” He added that no one was bothered by his presence, nor was he pressed on his sexuality.
“As a kid because it was like…I don’t want to end up eating in a punch up. And I did. That would happen quite a lot. And it would just be a good place to go”, he said.
Craig also joked about his ulterior motive – to meet girls.
“And I could meet girls there, cause there are a lot of girls there for exactly the same reason I was there”, he added.
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The host and long-serving Bond actor have both been friends for a while. They recalled a time in 2010 when they got caught hanging out at a Venice Beach gay bar together, causing a media storm.
“We had a good time the band was playing, and then somebody else asked me if I was your manager and I yelled at him because I was like, ‘what do you mean his manager?’” Bozzi recalled to Craig.
“For me, it was one of those situations and the irony is, you know, we kind of got caught, I suppose, which was kind of weird cause we were doing nothing f***ing wrong,” Craig added.
“What happened is we were having a nice night and I kind of was talking to you about my life when my life was changing and we got drunk and I was like, ‘oh, let’s just go to a bar, come on, let’s f—ing go out.’ And I just was like, ‘I know don’t give a f**k,’ and we’re in Venice.”