Freddie Flintoff Calls Roger Moore’s James Bond Character “Scary Old Guy” – .

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Freddie Flintoff Calls Roger Moore’s James Bond Character “Scary Old Guy” – .


Freddie Flintoff called Roger Moore’s James Bond character a “creepy old dude.”

The 43-year-old former cricketer and Top Gear presenter recently reviewed some of the old 007 movies but said now some of the men are the type ‘you would warn your daughter about’.

Roger Moore was the third actor to play the fictional British secret agent James Bond, playing the character in seven feature films between 1973 and 1985.

Outburst: Freddie Flintoff called Roger Moore’s James Bond character a ‘creepy old dude’

Freddie told the Mirror: “The people I thought were big screen heroes when I was growing up… I’m not so sure now.

“It struck me when I was watching the movies from the 1970s that this was about a creepy old guy that you would warn your daughter about.

“I watched one – Roger Moore in Octopussy. He’s on this bed with an aquarium in the background and a girl in her mid-twenties. He must be in his fifties with a hairy back and he’s about to ride her. Wink at the camera a little like everyone’s in there and you’re good to go.

Oh my gosh: The 43-year-old former cricketer and Top Gear presenter recently reviewed some of the old 007 movies, but said now some of the men are the type ‘you’d warn your daughter about’ (Roger is depicted in The Man with the Golden Gun released in 1974)

“I was surprised at how outdated it was and how I reacted. How can anyone defend this now? It was not on.

He comes after Freddie earlier this month revealed how the end of his cricket career coincided with a sleepless night with Kasabian and Oasis.

The star – who is the father of Holly, 17, Corey, 15, Rocky, 13, and Preston, one – also insisted he’s happier now that he’s sober.

In 2009, Freddie went London for a medical appointment to assess a knee injury, and stopped by The Landmark for a quiet drink the night before.

Star: Roger Moore was the third actor to play the fictional British secret agent James Bond, playing the character in seven feature films between 1973 and 1985 (Roger is portrayed in The Man with the Golden Gun released in 1974)

Star: Roger Moore was the third actor to play the fictional British secret agent James Bond, playing the character in seven feature films between 1973 and 1985 (Roger is portrayed in The Man with the Golden Gun released in 1974)

But, after meeting Serge Pizzorno and Tom Meighan from Kasabian, as well as Oasis, the evening turned into a boisterous affair.

Freddie told The Sun: “The night was definitely wild, like something you’d imagine back in the early ’70s with the Rolling Stones.

“Everyone was hammered, the staff were trying to calm them down, customers were complaining. Looking back, part of me was having a great test match and another wanted to forget about my knee and let off steam.

After going to bed at 6 a.m. after a night of drinking, Freddie dragged himself to his 8 a.m. knee date, smelling of alcohol.

Hoarse!  Coming earlier this month, Freddie revealed how the end of his cricket career coincided with a sleepless night with Kasabian and Oasis (pictured in September 2005)

Hoarse! Coming earlier this month, Freddie revealed how the end of his cricket career coincided with a sleepless night with Kasabian and Oasis (pictured in September 2005)

The doctor told the cricketer star he needed surgery immediately, and if he continued to play the rest of the Ashes, his knee might never repair itself.

Freddie recalled, “I was hammered and my career was ending. “

Ultimately, the sportsman decided to end the streak but retired from trial cricket that year and other forms of play in 2010.

Freddie now admits that he thinks playing the rest of the Ashes that year actually cut his career short by several years, due to the toll it took.

The cricketer insisted he was now happier and healthier after giving up alcohol, saying: “I was drinking to try and change how I felt and that’s when this has become a problem. If I latched on, I would start drinking, and not just for one session. It would go on for weeks and it couldn’t go on.

In 2007, Freddie was sacked as England’s vice-captain after an infamous incident in which he capsized a pedal boat after a late night on the town.

In his 2009 autobiography, Ashes To Ashes, the cricketer details some of his controversial moments, such as his arrival to practice “the smell of alcohol” and the pressure he was under in 2006.

“It was obvious that I was struggling and what my state of mind was. They could see how difficult I found leading England and what it was doing to me on and off the pitch, ”he wrote.

Career change: Freddie now presents Top Gear alongside Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris

Career change: Freddie now presents Top Gear alongside Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris

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