Daniel Craig has revealed that he prefers to frequent gay bars, in order to avoid the "aggressive dick swinging" of "aggressive men" in straight bars.
Speaking on a podcast Lunch With Bruce, the retiring James Bond star said that he preferred gay bars when he was younger, to avoid getting into a "punch up" on a night out in a straight bar.
“I’ve been going to gay bars for as long as I can remember", Craig explained. “One of the reasons: because I don’t get into fights in gay bars that often".
He continued, “As a kid, because it was like… ‘I don’t want to end up [being] in a punch-up.’ And I did. That would happen quite a lot. And it [a gay bar] would just be a good place to go".
"Everybody was chill"
Daniel Craig also told the podcast that he loved to hit these gay bars to meet women.
“Everybody was chill, everybody", he added. “You didn’t really have to sort of state your sexuality. It was OK. And it was a very safe place to be. And I could meet girls there, cause there are a lot of girls there for exactly the same reason I was there. It was kind of an ulterior motive".
Back in 2010, a photograph had circulated of Daniel Craig being seen outside a gay bar in Venice Beach, California with the podcast's host Bruce Bozzie. These sparked rumours about Craig's sexuality.
On the subject, Craig had this to say.
“We’re tactile, we love each other. We give each other hugs, it’s OK", he explained. "We’re two f****** grown men. For me, it was one of those situations and the irony is, you know, we kind of got caught, I suppose, which was kind of weird because we were doing nothing f****** wrong".
He added, “What happened is we were having a nice night and I kind of was talking to you about my life when my life was changing and we got drunk and I was like, ‘Oh, let’s just go to a bar, come on, let’s fucking go out".