James Bond actor Daniel Craig has said he cannot understand why he is bombarded by selfie-hunters.
The 47-year-old, due to reprise his role as the British spy in the forthcoming Spectre movie, said he could do without people approaching him for photographs.
He told the Sunday Times' Culture magazine: "If me and my mates went out and all got shit-faced, and someone started taking photographs, they'd get thumped.
"The other thing I don't get is, people are happy to take pictures of me without asking. But things have changed so rapidly.
"Nobody really gives a f*** what I think about the modern world, but that part I can do without."
Questions remain about Craig's future as Bond - a character, by his own admission, who is deeply flawed and misogynistic - and said he does not care who takes on the role.
He said: "The right person for the job should do the job and I don't give a f*** what colour their skin is.
"It shouldn't be an issue. We should have moved on." Spectre reunites Craig with director Sam Mendes after 2012's Skyfall became the highest-grossing Bond film in history.
Meanwhile, the video for Sam Smith's Bond theme, Writing's On The Wall, shows a very steamy scene from the upcoming film Spectre between Craig and leading lady Monica Bellucci.
Craig, who plays the suave ladies' man in the 24th James Bond movie, has the Italian actress pinned to a mirror in a plush-looking room complete with chandelier.
The stars kiss as Smith sings his No 1 song Writing's On The Wall.
Craig then traverses snow in mountainous Austria to get to French actress Lea Seydoux, in direct contrast with his steamy scenes with Bellucci. But it's not all iciness for Seydoux as both she and Craig are also seen in the desert and embracing on what appears to be a train.
The official video, released on Monday, comes just days after the release of the final trailer for the movie which shows Christoph Waltz in full-on bad guy mode as Franz Oberhauser. He utters some chilling one-liners to the hero.
"I thought you came here to die," he tells Craig.
Meanwhile, Smith's song has become the first Bond theme to reach the No 1 spot in the British charts.
•Spectre will be in NZ cinemas on November 12.