With Richard Madden being heavily tipped as the next James Bond, and Piers Morgan lambasting Daniel Craig for using a papoose, it’s all reminded us of an old George Lazenby legend.
Back in the 60s, when Lazenby was in the picture to be the next James Bond, the studio was initially worried that the handsome, well-groomed young man they were considering might turn out to be a homosexual. Not wanting to risk casting a potentially gay Bond, they set up a test.
While he was away on a modelling job in Switzerland, the studio sent a man and a woman up to Lazenby’s hotel room. The man explained that the woman wanted have sex with George, if he was interested. When George said that he would be interested, yes, they both entered the room. The woman made her way to the bed, while the man sat in a chair in the corner keeping a watchful eye over events to make sure that the deed was done correctly.
Once it was all concluded, the couple reported back to the studio.
Lazenby got the job.