Ben Whishaw avoids social media because he finds it a "scary" medium.

Ben Whishaw

Ben Whishaw

The 37-year-old actor has admitted he tries to stay away from social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram because he hates how judgemental they are.

Speaking to BANG Showbiz, he said: "The kind of speed that people are judged now is scary! I try to avoid social media myself, but I speak to people all the time about it and the speed with which you can find yourself in an argument, or you're attacked because you said something is frightening."

The hunk won't have much time for social media this year anyway as he's set to reprise his role as Q in 'Bond 25' and filming for the movie is to kick off soon.

He said recently: "I haven't had an update for a while. I would imagine, I think they have a release date for next year, so I think by the end of this year we have to have started filming something.

"Although it has gone strangely quiet, but that's often the way it goes."

Ben's character - whose initial stands for Quartermaster - is the head of Q Branch (later Division), the fictional research and development division of the British Secret Service.

Q has appeared in 21 of the 24 Eon Productions movies - with the exceptions being 'Live and Let Die', 'Casino Royale' and 'Quantum of Solace'.

The role has been played by a number of actors, most notably the late Desmond Llewelyn - who starred as the character in every film except for one from 1963 to 1999.

After Llewelyn's death in 1999, he was replaced by John Cleese, who starred in two films alongside Pierce Brosnan.

Daniel Craig is slipping into Bond's tuxedo one final time for his fifth outing as the British agent in the 25th 007 movie.

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