Daniel Craig has revealed that he prefers to go gay clubbing rather than straight venues when he is on nights out.
Daniel Wroughton Craig, 53, is an English actor. He gained international fame playing James Bond in the eponymous film series, beginning with Casino Royale (2006), and in four more installments, up until No Time to Die (2021).
While chatting with Bruce Bozzi on SiriusXM’s Lunch With Bruce podcast, Daniel Craig admitted that he prefers to spend time at gay bars because he’s less likely to get into a brawl with “aggressive” straight customers.
He disclosed that he started going to gay bars when he was young because he wanted to avoid getting in a fight during a night out, which happens a lot at straight bars.
“I’ve been going to gay bars for as long as I can remember,” the actor said. “One of the reasons (is) because I don’t get into fights in gay bars that often.”
Daniel explained that aside from being a better place to meet women, the atmosphere in gay bars was far more pleasant than in typical clubs and pubs.
“Because the aggressive d**k swinging in hetero bars, I just got very sick of it as a kid,” he explained. “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. And it would just be a good place to go.”
“Everybody was chill, everybody,” he continued. “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,” Daniel said. “It was kind of an ulterior motive.”
The British actor even recalled being spotted in a gay club in Venice, California, with podcast host Bruce in 2010, noting the humor of being caught despite the fact the pair were doing nothing wrong.
“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 [redacted] wrong,” he said.
“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 go out”.
“We got busted for doing nothing wrong,” he said. “And I just was like, I know I don’t give a [redacted] and we’re in Venice.”
The moment where they got “busted,” as Daniel put it, was when they shared a hug in the parking lot of the bar, which Bruce noted that got picked up by The National Enquirer and made into a story.
“It was a s***torm in a teacup,” Daniel recalled with a laugh.
“We’re tactile, we love each other, we give each other hugs, it’s OK,” he explained. “We’re two [redacted] grown men.”
Daniel’s comments have unsurprisingly caused an uproar on social media, with many saying they also find the ambiance in straight-dominated bars unpleasant.
The actor is now officially the longest-serving Bond having played 007 across 15 years beginning with Casino Royale in 2006. With No Time To Die, he has officially given his fifth performance as the secret agent – Casino Royale, Quantum Of Solace, SkyFall, Spectre, and now his latest.
According to PA, his final outing as the secret agent has thrilled fans so far, making a not-too-ragged $72 million at the box office as of October 10. It became the highest-grossing movie of 2021 just four days after its release into cinemas.
In 1992, Daniel married actress Fiona Loudon; they had a daughter named Ella before divorcing in 1994. He subsequently dated and was engaged to film producer Satsuki Mitchell from 2005 until 2010.
Daniel and actress Rachel Weisz, 50, had known each other since working together on Les Grandes Horizontales (1994). They began dating in December 2010 and were married in a private ceremony in New York City on June 22, 2011.
The ceremony has only four guests in attendance, including Daniel’s daughter and Rachel’s son. It was reported that on September 1, 2018, their first child together, a daughter, had been born.