Date: 19th April 2001
ROGER MOORE hates guns despite shooting to fame in the role of deadly spy JAMES BOND.
The sharply-dressed secret agent sporting the deady weapon may be one of the most famous movie icons, but the British actor hates the 007 image. He says, "Today I am completely opposed to small arms and what they can do to children. I made a few bad movies."
Moore adds that he now has terrible misgivings about the persona which made him famous around the world in the 70s and 80s, and is especially repulsed by "that awful pose" with a WALTHER PPK gun.
As well as admitting to regretting the way many of his films romanticise violence, the 73-year-old stud is also candid about criticism of his acting ability. He says, "I played every role tongue-in-cheek because I don't really believe in that sort of hero. I was only a hero I had a script that said I was going to win. I don't like guns." (KW/WNE)