March 29, 2006

Bond hero Roger Moore “never liked guns”

VALLETTA (Reuters) - James Bond star Roger Moore, known for
his polished use of a Walther PPK and license to kill, has
admitted that he never liked guns.

Moore, who played Bond from 1973 to 1985 in films including
"The Man with the Golden Gun" and "Live and Let Die," told The
Times of Malta he had never wanted to glorify firearms.

"I never liked guns, I hate them, I always blink before
they go off," Moore, 79, said in Malta where he is filming.

Moore, who reinterpreted the tough guy image Sean Connery
gave agent 007 by playing the role more tongue-in-cheek,
dismissed suggestions Bond was obsolete in a post-September 11

"He's an action hero, a good man fighting evil ... I always
looked upon Bond as a giant comic strip," Moore said, adding:

"Nothing about Bond is real. I mean the idea that a spy is
known by everybody is ridiculous. Imagine, every barman in the
world knew Bond and served him martinis."