For actor Roger Moore his word is his Bond

Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:13pm EST
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By Steve James

NEW YORK (Reuters) - After 60 years in the make-believe world of acting, Roger Moore admits to telling the occasional fib or little white lie now and again.

Not that that should prevent anyone from reading his memoir, "My Word is My Bond," which is full of stories -- tall or otherwise -- about his life on stage, TV and in the movies.

"You want to know when I'm not lying?" he asked impishly in a recent interview before answering his own question with a knowing smile: "My mouth is not moving!

"I've said extraordinary things in interviews," said Moore, who will forever be remembered as the big screen superspy James Bond. "I've given so many different answers."

The 81 year-old actor talked to Reuters about giving interviews, his book and hypochondria.

Q: Don't you get tired of doing interviews?

A: "During Bond you'd have hundreds of journalists and you would get the same questions 400 times and I would think up different answers. So I did a whole thing about stealing hotel towels. It was a load of ... (nonsense)!"

Q: Did your tales ever get you in trouble?.   Continued...

<p>British actor Roger Moore is interviewed after ceremonies unveiling his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California October 11, 2007. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/Files</p>