12/10/2012 12:00 BST

'Skyfall' Star Daniel Craig Says James Bond Sex Scenes Are Getting Harder With Age

Daniel Craig has joked that he is not the sex symbol he once was.

The 44-year-old actor - who has played the world's most famous spy 007 since 2006 - admitted to 'Shortlist' magazine that stripping off for sex scenes as the lothario was not easy.

Daniel said: "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."

And while he may hang out in swanky bars as his on screen persona, Daniel would really like to have a quiet night down the pub without getting recognised.

He said: "[I miss] spending an afternoon in the pub with friends, relaxing and getting drunk and silly and not worrying. The difference, and this has changed rapidly in about ten years, is phones. They are the f****** bane of my life.

"I get people who just do that [mimes taking picture with a cameraphone] while I'm having dinner. I want to get violent and I can't. They think it's their right to take a photo of me and I find that incredibly intrusive. But every phone has a camera on it, so how do we stop it? We can't.

"So how could I go into a pub and have a few pints of Guinness and get a bit rowdy and sing a few songs when someone's going to film me and put it on the internet?"

Despite having to jump off buildings and take part in gruelling fight scenes, Daniel insists the nudes scenes are the hardest part of his job.

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