George Lazenby is in hot water for his comments about his sexual exploits during an interview panel. He played the secret agent 007 in the James Bond franchise and is the second actor to play Bond. But the actor had to publicly apologize after he made those inappropriate comments which resulted in a lot of backlash.
Lazenby appeared as James Bond in the film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, which was his one and only appearance as the character. Despite this, he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award even though his performance was met with mixed reactions from audiences and critics. He was set to appear as the character again in the next film, The Man With The Golden Gun, but things didn’t pan out as the actor had creative differences with the producers.
According to BBC, George Lazenby looked back on his sexual endeavors while on The Music of James Bond panel. The audience’s reaction was clear: they were not having any of it. Many criticized the actor for bringing up such a thing on the panel.
“He was homophobic, he swore, he certainly wasn’t talking about his Bond movies. He downplayed the Queen a day after she died. It was absolutely unbelievable. At one point he named an Australian cricketer whose daughter he was chasing, and he said he dragged the daughter out of a pub and put her in a car in London, which again is of course horrific. It wasn’t even charming, it wasn’t even funny. It was creepy, it was offensive. He was disgusting, there’s no two ways about it.”
Lazenby then posted an apology on his Twitter account after the entire ordeal took place.
Some defended the actor, stating that his recollections were exaggerated in a comedic vein, and that they weren’t to be taken at face value.