Feminist, Daniel Craig
The world’s suavest spy would appear to be an unlikely standard bearer for feminism; until now.
Daniel Craig calls James Bond a misogynist.
And he doesn’t want to play him again. Or more specifically:
I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists… All I want to do is move on.
But he’s worked to make the Bond franchise more feminist.
When asked how he liked succumbing to the charms of “an older woman” (51-year-old Monica Baluchi) Mr. Craig pointed out,
I think you mean the charms of a woman his own age. We’re talking about Monica Bellucci, for heaven sake. When someone like that wants to be a Bond girl, you just count yourself lucky.
Craig has worked to counteract 007’s misogyny by making the women as empowered as possible in the new Spectre.
When a reporter suggested that Bond had grown more chivalrous, Craig explained,
That’s because we’ve surrounded him with very strong women who have no problem putting him in his place.
There’s a complete separation between the character and me. If I went home and acted like James Bond (His eyes roll, contemplating the reaction of his wife of four years, actress Rachel Weisz) I be thrown out, believe me. (Laughing) Honestly, I’d get in serious trouble if I did that.
AND: don’t forget about this Public Service Announcement that questions whether women and men are now equal, and finding the answer to be, “Not yet.”
Daniel Craig walks the proverbial mile in her shoes — in fact, in drag: