James Bond star Daniel Craig has revealed that one of the reasons why he goes to gay bars is “because I don’t get into fights in gay bars that often”.
Why Daniel Craig prefers going to gay bars
The actor — who recently walked the red carpet for his last stint as 007 in the latest James Bond instalment, No Time to Die — said that on a podcast posted this week that going to gay bars has helped him avoid brawls.
“I’ve been going to gay bars for as long as I can remember,” the 53-year-old actor told Bruce Bozzi on the Lunch with Bruce podcast.
Daniel Craig confesses to hetero bar punch-ups as a kid
“One of the reasons (is) because I don’t get into fights in gay bars that often…The aggressive d*ck swinging in hetero bars, I just got very sick of it as a kid because it’s like I don’t want to end up being in a punch-up. And I did. That would happen quite a lot.”
A gay bar “would just be a good place to go,” he continued. “Everybody was chill. You didn’t really have to sort of state your sexuality. It was OK. 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 an ulterior motive.”
‘Nice night’ in Venice Beach
Craig recalled going to a gay bar in Venice Beach, California, in 2010 with Bozzi himself.
Craig and Bozzi explained they had gone out as Craig had wanted to talk about how his life was changing, but they ended up getting “caught” together while at the bar and unintentionally caused media attention.
Craig said: “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 because we were doing nothing wrong.
“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****** go out’.
“And it was at the time when I was not doing that because what happened that night basically, we got busted again for doing nothing wrong.”
You can listen to the conversation in the video below: