Perhaps because Spectre is his final Bond film, Daniel Craig has been shockingly candid lately about his thoughts on the long-running movie franchise. First, he said he would rather "slit his wrists" than make another Bond film. More recently, he outright refused to give that famous spy smolder to an interviewer (although that had more to do with her and less with his onscreen alter ego).
Now, he's letting his thoughts be known on the character himself. He was asked about what wisdom James Bond could offer normal folk, and he didn't hesitate to reply with:
Wait, so, Craig thinks Bond is pretty much worthless? Well, not exactly. He elaborates on his positive traits:
Bond can be a gentleman. Sometimes, anyway. He’s a considerate person, he takes care of business, and he looks out for other people and his family. He’s someone who opens doors for people – for everyone, that is, not just women.
But, he didn't stop there. That praise was really just to lessen the blow of his true thoughts on the iconic man of mystery, which are pretty devastating:
But let’s not forget that he’s actually a misogynist. A lot of women are drawn to him chiefly because he embodies a certain kind of danger and never sticks around for too long.
Ouch. He's said that he's tried to make his Bond a little less sexist than the earlier ones, but it seems that he's still got major issues with the character.