Daniel Craig is not holding back on how he really feels about James Bond, the iconic character he's played in four movies now.
Craig spoke with The Red Bulletin in a very candid interview recently while promoting Spectre, the upcoming 24th Bond film. While Craig has been playing the spy since 2006's Casino Royale, he is very insistence about separating himself from the character.
Asked what we could learn from James Bond that could be applied to our daily lives, Craig was very open with his answer: Nothing.
"Let's not talk these films up as some kind of life-changing experience," Craig asserted. "Bond is what Bond does. Bond is very single-minded. He takes his own course. And that's simple, which is great."
Craig did admit that he admired Bond's capacity to be a gentleman, though he suggested that Bond isn't as heroic and wholly admirable as people may think.
"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," Craig noted.
Even if Craig's Bond has been more chivalrous than the Bonds of yesteryear, the actor observed, "That's because we've surrounded him with very strong women who have no problem putting him in his place."
Craig has been very open about the difficulties of working on these Bond films, telling Radio1 Breakfast Show recently about the toll it takes on his family life.
"I'm away from home for eight months. There's no other way of doing it. My family hate me," he said. "They're just starting to forgive me now."
So will Spectre be the final Bond film for Craig? He is unsure, based on his answer in an interview with Esquire back in September.
"I don't know," he admitted. "I really don't know. Honestly. I'm not trying to be coy. At the moment I can't even conceive it."
But for the moment, he may be looking to take a break.
"At this moment, no," he said, when asked if he even wanted to return. "I have a life and I've got to get on with it a bit. But we'll see."
It's possible that Spectre will be the final film with Craig as Bond, so fans should experience the film in theaters while they can.
Spectre will be released in theaters on Nov. 6.