Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem talk about bisexual overtones in 007's 'Skyfall'
While we're all waiting to see the latest James Bond movie, Skyfall, one scene in particular is getting plenty of attention. It seems that Daniel Craig's 007 gets a little cheeky with villainous Javier Bardem, sharing some dialogue that has some viewers wondering if Bond has bigger secrets than just being on the secret service.
The actors have separately commented on a scene in which Bardem's Silva strokes Bond's chest and apparently makes some double entendres while Craig is tied down, leading 007 to reply, "What makes you think this is my first time?" Overt sexuality in a James Bond movie? What a novel idea.
Movieline asked Craig at a presser whether Bond fired more than his PPK at the bad guys, but the actor begged off making a call. "Someone suggested that Silva may be gay. And I'm like, I think he'll f--- anything," Craig said. He called the scene, "a great flirt. It's a game of cards." Of Bardem's role, "It (was) the right thing to say, and that way that Javier plays it is so great. He plays it for real, and he plays it to the limit. He never forgets that he's playing a Bond villain."
Bardem himself told the site the Silva character's sexuality was a key ingredient, but not the whole story."It was part of the game, but it’s not entirely the game," he said "Within that, you can read anything that you want or wish. But it was more about putting the other person in a very uncomfortable situation where even James Bond doesn't know how to get out of it." Apparently by flirting right back, is how.
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