Daniel Craig Enjoys Hanging at Gay Bars (Really)

Saturday October 16, 2021
Originally published on October 13, 2021

Head to a gay bar (if you can find one) and you might meet Daniel Craig.

As his fifth and final James Bond film, "No Time to Die," finally hits the theaters, Craig revealed that he likes to go to gay bars, reports the Daily News.

"I've been going to gay bars for as long as I can remember," the English heartthrob told Bruce Bozzi on the latest episode of the "Lunch with Bruce" SiriusXM podcast. "One of the reasons, because I don't get into fights in gay bars that often... because the aggressive d--- swinging in hetero bars, I just got very sick of [it]."

He added: "As a kid because it was like ... I don't want to end up eating in a punch up. And I did. That would happen quite a lot. And it would just be a good place to go. Everybody was chill, everybody. You didn't really have to sort of state your sexuality. It was okay. 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."

In 2010, Craig was seen kissing a man in a gay bar. It turns out that man was Bozzi, whom the Daily News called "an esteemed restaurateur with major connections to Hollywood heavyweights" married Bryan Lourd, who's the director and co-chairman of the†Creative Artist Agency†(CAA).

"...We had a good time the band was playing," Bozzi recalled about the fateful night at the Roosterfish bar. "And then somebody else asked me if I was your manager and I yelled at him because I was like, 'what do you mean his manager?'"

Craig added: "For me, it was one of those situations and, and, and the irony is, you know, we kind of got caught, I suppose, which was kind of weird cause we were doing nothing f---ing wrong."

"What happened is we were having a nice night and I kind of were 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 f---ing go out,'" the 007 star furthered. "And I just was like, I know don't give a f--- and we're in Venice."

The Craig, 55, married actress Rachel Weisz in 2011.

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