In the latest Truman Capote biopic, Infamous, Brit actor Toby Jones shares a kiss with Daniel Craig, who plays killer Perry Smith. In Venice for the annual film festival, Jones commented on the lip-lock:
“I had never dreamed I would kiss James Bond. It’s not something I would ever aspire to. Now that I’ve done it, I hope I’m the first of many. It was slightly abrasive, but ultimately rewarding. And neither of us are gay. We filmed the prison scene right at the end and I was aware it was going to be a pressurised situation, this very intense scene filmed in such an intimate space. I thought it was going to be the really gruelling part of the movie. But it was fantastic to work with Daniel because as an English actor there’s a kind of humour that goes with those scenes. You take it seriously but you also find a way to deal with it.”
According to the article’s author the kiss has “dealt a blow to [Craig’s] James Bond image.” When will the media stop insinuating that gay kisses are career killers and start treating them for what they are — part of a script.