Is Skyfall's James Bond bisexual?
After 50 years of Bond Girls getting all the attention in the 007 franchise, Javier Bardem might be the first Bond Boy.
Bardem, who plays villain Silva, is seen caressing the torso of James Bond (Daniel Craig) in a scene of the latest instalment Skyfall, which was described by critics as "erotically-charged". In response to Silva's attentions 007 is seen replying, "What makes you think this is my first time?"
And since Craig has made no secret that he would be open to Bond being bisexual in interviews promoting Quantum Of Solace speculations are running rampant if Skyfall is the movie that finally sees Bond extending his attention to the not-so-fair gender.
But in an interview with Movieline Craig has put a damper on that theory. "I don't see the world in sexual divisions," he explained. Instead he described the scene as a "a great flirt" and "a game of cards."
"Someone suggested that Silva may be gay. And I'm like, I think he'll f*** anything," he laughed.
In the same interview Bardem, noted that while Silva's sexuality was "part of the game," his goal as the character was simply to create "uncomfortable situations".
"Within that, you can read anything that you want or wish," he 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," he said.
Skyfall opens in New Zealand cinemas on November 8.