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Moore’s emotional distance
“I am not very good at communicating emotion in real life,” admits the 81-year-old former James Bond.
 

Roger Moore has trouble expressing his feelings, says Róisín Ingle in The Irish Times. “I am not very good at communicating emotion in real life,” admits the 81-year-old former James Bond. “I am just not very good at it. My daughter always says, ‘Stop patting me like a dog.’ She will say something like, ‘I love you, Daddy,’ and I will pat her on the back, which is affection in my book.” Moore’s detachment is one reason why his romantic relationships tend to come undone; he is on his fourth wife, Kristina. He’s ended previous marriages and romances with barely an explanation. “Those conversations always ended in arguments, and I don’t like arguments. I run 100 miles. I am a coward, I admit it.” So where does his coolness come from? “I think it comes from my father. We only ever shook hands. I never kissed my father until he had a pacemaker put in. Before that I had never kissed him, which is odd, you know. Over the years I’ve found that my reserve is something very personal. I can say I love, because I do love Kristina, but talking about it I always find hard. I hate gushing and gushing speeches.”

 

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