James Bond star Daniel Craig says he drinks in gay bars to avoid 'aggressive' men in 'hetero bars'

By Bev Lyons

James Bond star Daniel Craig has revealed he prefers going to gay bars to avoid getting into fights with "aggressive" men.

No Time To Die actor Craig, 53, who is married to fellow A-lister Rachel Weisz spoke on a podcast by his pal Bruce Bozzi to promote his final 007 movie,

And the two laughed off a time when they were seen together at a gay bar in California in 2010.

Craig revealed he started going to the bars initially because felt safer there.

He said: "As a kid I thought 'I don’t want to end up eating 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."

Craig added: "Listen, you know, I've been going to gay bars for as long as I can remember and one of the reasons - because I don't get into fights in gay bars that often.

Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig have been married since 2011 (Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

"They would just be a good place to go. Everybody was chill. Everybody, you didn't really sort of have to state your sexuality.

"It was okay and it was a very safe place to be. And I could meet girls there because there were a lot of girls who were there for exactly the same reason I was there. So there was kind of, you know, an ulterior motive."

Craig also spoke of the time he and Bruce were 'caught' at a gay club in Venice, California 11 years ago.

He said: "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 cause we were doing nothing wrong."

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