Sean Connery is a legendary actor and film icon. At various points in his career he’s been the man every man wants to be whether it was playing James Bond or his role in Highlander, but does Sean Connery slap women?
Connery is 83 years old, and women have come a long way since Connery was a young man. In the past, women were certainly not respected by men in the same way that they are today, which is why some of the chauvinistic ideas put on display in his 007 films have been dismissed to a degree, but Connery himself has been vocal over the years about his feelings towards hitting a woman.
A video of an interview the actor did back in 1987 with Barbara Walters made its way onto Reddit recently and has surprised some fans who were unaware of Connery’s feelings on the subject.
“I don’t think it’s that bad. I think it depends entirely on the circumstances and if it merits it,” Connery said.
Walters proceeded to ask Connery what he thought an appropriate situation to hit a women would be and he did have a fairly specific answer saying that if you have tried everything else and the woman can’t leave it alone, than it is ok to slap her. Walters was clearly disgusted with his thinking and this is not the only time Connery has publicly stated his feelings on the matter.
In 1965, Connery did an interview with Playboy and was asked how he felt about roughing up women, as his character James Bond would have to do from time to time. Surprisingly, Connery’s answer was even more blunt.
“I don’t recommend doing it in the same way that you’d hit a man. An openhanded slap is justified–if all other alternatives fail and there has been plenty of warning. If a woman is a bitch, or hysterical, or bloody-minded continually, then I’d do it,” Connery said.
Connery hasn’t spoke on the matter much since the Walters interview, but it is something that is seemingly hard for many people to swallow in today’s society, especially from someone who so many people idolize.
Be sure to watch the clip from the Barbara Walters interview below.
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Does Sean Connery Slap Women?