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11/12/2012 12:10 | By Ed Holden, editor, MSN

Daniel Craig: James Bond is not gay

Daniel Craig has said that he could not imagine a gay James Bond as Skyfall breaks box office records in the US.


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If you’ve seen Skyfall you know the scene this headline refers to. When Javier Bardem’s villain Raoul Silva captures Bond he touches Bond’s face and legs in a suggestive manner, putting Bond in a situation we’ve never seen before. “How do you know this is my first time?” says Bond in response to Silva’s advances (which are soon cut short by an action scene).

At the BAFTA LA Britannia Awards, Daniel Craig was asked if there could ever be a gay James Bond. Craig responded: "No... because he's not gay. And I don't think Javier [Bardem's] character is either - I think he'd f**k anything."

Skyfall writer John Logan was also asked about the scene. He addressed the decision to include the sexual dialogue between Craig and Silva.

"There's been so many ways to do a cat-and-mouse and intimidate Bond, and we thought, what would truly make the audience uncomfortable is sexual intimidation; playing the sort of homoerotic card that is sort of always there subtextually with characters like Scaramanga in Man with the Golden Gun or Dr No.

"So we just decided that we should play the card and enjoy it,” said Logan.

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