Daniel Craig says sex scenes are getting ‘harder and harder’

Daniel Craig says it’s getting “harder and harder” to do nude sex scenes in James Bond movies.

The 44-year-old actor – who is returning for his third film as the iconic British spy in Skyfall – admits he has “fun” taking his clothes off while portraying the secret agent and hopes it adds some “sexiness” to the 007 film franchise.

He said: “I don’t actually read those bits. I don’t care how many times I have to do it. It’s going to be harder and harder the older I get. It’s just fun. There’s enough sexiness in the movie with the girls – and hopefully me as well – but it’s a little bit of a gag now.”

Craig stars opposite Javier Bardem in Skyfall and while he admits there was no free time to spend with the 43-year-old star – who portrays latest Bond villain Raoul Silva – during filming, he is keen to watch a game of rugby with the No Country For Old Men actor when they get a chance.

He explained: “He played rugby for Spain, so he’s serious. It’s funny, we never went together, but he went to the 6 Nations and I went to the 6 Nations when they were on. I got him tickets. He got me tickets. I’d love to go to watch a rugby game with him.

“There’s just no time [to hang out], unfortunately. I’m on set every day. I wish we had more time. But we have a long year ahead of us, so hopefully we’ll see each other in a more chilled state.”

Craig admits JBardem has put in a “superb” performance as Raoul thanks to his knowledge of how a successful Bond villain should act.

He added to ShortList magazine: “Well, Javier is a brilliant actor, so that’s taken care of. He knows what a Bond villain is and he’s given it everything he’s got, which is a lot, let me tell you.”