In a scene from the upcoming James Bond film Skyfall, the villain Silva – played by Mr. Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem – strokes Daniel Craig’s secret agent chest, prompting 007 to ask, “What makes you think this is my first time?”
“What are you going to do?” Craig replied breezily, getting a nice laugh from the crowd, but then he added: “I don’t see the world in sexual divisions.” He then changed the subject from Bond to to Bardem’s wonderfully flamboyant character, Silva. “Someone suggested that Silva may be gay,” Craig said with a big smile. “And I’m like, I think he’ll f*** anything.”
Bardem, no stranger to man-ffection on screen, thinks it’s all part of Silva’s psychological game.
Asked how Silva’s “sexuality informed [Bardem’s] interpretation of the character, the actor responded; “It was part of the game, but it’s not entirely the game.” Bardem explained that his “main goal” as Silva was creating “uncomfortable situations” for anyone who crossed his path. “Within that, you can read anything that you want or wish,” Bardem said. “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.”
Clearly, the most important part of this story is James Bond’s alleged secret spy-on-guy past that is, for someone whose insatiable sexual appetite led him down a road littered with Pussy Galore, perhaps not such a stretch. Meanwhile, idea for the next flick: Thunderballs.