Sir Roger Moore: I like Bond crumpet

June 12th, 2015

Sir Roger Moore is a fan of the phrase ''Bond crumpet''.

The 87-year-old actor - who starred as British secret agent James Bond in seven films between 1973 and 1985 - has revealed he'd like to rename Bond girls, even though he risks incurring the wrath of social media users.

He said: ''Bond female doesn't have the same ring to it, does it? Bond lady, perhaps? Or what about ... Bond crumpet?!

''Oh, Bond crumpet will get an angry brigade going on Twitter!''

The London-born actor thinks political correctness has gotten out of hand and is comfortable calling Bond girls - who recently include the likes of Eva Green and Gemma Arterton - ''Bond crumpet''.

He told the Daily Mail newspaper: ''When I was brought up, we were always boys and girls, and men and women. You would stand up for a lady when she came into a room - but you get called a sexist pig if you show manners like that now.

''The problem is that leading ladies get called all kinds of things today. But a Bond girl was always a Bond girl. The rest - the Bond female, Bond lady - doesn't sound right. But I do like Bond crumpet!''