Daniel Craig, currently starring in his fifth and final James Bond film No Time to Die, revealed that he likes to go to gay bars.
Per the Daily News, the British heartthrob said, “I’ve been going to gay bars for as long as I can remember. One of the reasons, because I don’t get into fights in gay bars that often… because the aggressive d— swinging in hetero bars, I just got very sick of [it].”
He went on to say, “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. Everybody was chill, everybody. You didn’t really have to sort of state your sexuality. It was okay. And it was a very safe place to be. And I could meet girls there, cause there are a lot of girls there for exactly the same reason I was there. It was kind of … an ulterior motive.”
In 2010, the Casino Royale star was caught kissing a man during a visit to a gay bar in Venice, California. Turns out the man he was locking lips with was Bozzi – an esteemed restaurateur with major connections to Hollywood stars.
Bozzi recalled the fateful night with Craig, “…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?’”
Craig added, “For me, it was one of those situations and, and, 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.”
“What happened is we were having a nice night and I kind of were 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,'” Craig explained. “And I just was like, I know don’t give a f— and we’re in Venice.”
The 53-year-old actor, who has been married to actress Rachel Weisz since 2011, said the California “spirit” is one of the main reasons why he wanted to move to the United States from his native England.
“[It] is like, f– it, everything’s fine. Don’t worry about it. We got your back, right. Everybody’s in, there’s something magical about it. And that was there that night,” he shared.