HERE’s notorious swordsman James Bond as you’ve never seen him before – leaning in for an awkwardly polite kiss with a blonde beauty.
Gone are the steamy embraces of the past, with 007 actor Daniel Craig instead placing his hand formally on co-star Lea Seydoux’s shoulder.
Daniel Craig planted a tame kiss on Lea Seydoux as they filmed scenes for the latest Bond film[/caption]
The tentative kiss was a far cry from the raunchy scenes seen in previous films[/caption]
Daniel and Lea, who plays Dr Madeleine Swann, were filming new movie No Time to Die in Italy.
But while there was plenty of action on set, onlookers expressed surprise at the tameness of the love scenes between Bond and Madeleine.
One said: “During one kiss they were so far apart you could have driven a truck between them.”
The apparently tame romantic scene will fuel rumours that the latest instalment of the hit franchise will be Bond for the #MeToo generation.
Writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge – who was brought on board to “polish up” the script – said earlier this year that Bond needed to evolve to survive.
Sean Connery got steamy with Barbara Carrera in Never Say Never Again in 1983[/caption]
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But she insisted that the spy legend would not have to lose his notorious lady-killer ways.
She said: “It has just got to evolve, and the important thing is that the film treats the women properly. He doesn’t have to.
“He needs to be true to this character.”
There was plenty of passion between Piers Brosnan and Famke Janssen in 1995 film Goldeneye[/caption]
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