Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that he does not have "bad days" because he's "not a woman."
"I am not a woman, so I don't have bad days," the former KGB agent, 64, told filmmaker Oliver Stone in an interview as part of a Showtime series that begins airing on Sunday.
"I am not trying to insult anyone," he told Stone, according to the New York Post. "That's just the nature of things.
"There are certain natural cycles."
Stone, who panned Megyn Kelly's interview with Putin this week for NBC News, developed his series through having access to the Kremlin leader for over two years, according to the report.
The Post described Stone's interview with Putin as "cream puff" – and Stone slammed Kelly for not being prepared to handle the Russian, even suggesting that she got the session with him because of her looks.
Putin also told Stone that former NSA contractor Edward Snowden was wrong to have released classified U.S. intelligence information and that a 2013 law barring distribution of "gay propaganda" to minors did not mean that gays are discriminated against in the Kremlin.
"There are no restrictions whatsoever," Putin told Stone.
However, when asked whether he would take a shower with a gay man, Putin laughed before responding, the Post reports.
"Well, I prefer not to go to the shower with him," he told Stone. "Why provoke him?
"But, you know, I'm a judo master."
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