Daniel Craig questions why a woman should play James Bond when there are other parts just as good
In a recent statement to Radio Times, the current James Bond, Daniel Craig questioned the need for a woman to play James Bond when there should be a part just as good as James Bond, but for a woman. Craig’s statement came a week before the release of the latest Bond movie in the franchise which is also reportedly his allegedly last portrayal of the iconic character.
In 2020, the franchise’s producer Barbara Broccoli told Variety that James Bond could be of any color, but he was “male.” She added that she would rather write specific and new characters for women instead of making the iconic the Bond lead role a woman.
She also told Variety that she believed that the film industry should create new strong female characters. She said that she was not particularly interested “in taking a male character and having a woman play it.” She said that women were “far more interesting than that.”
However, there have been rumors that Bond could become a female lead role. The Guardian reported that West London actress Lashana Lynch will play an MI6 agent named Nomi. There is speculation that she will inherit the iconic 007 title from James Bond. She might therefore become the first ever woman to play the role of the secret agent.
Lynch told The Guardian that Bond could be a man or a woman. The secret agent could be white, black, Asian or of mixed race. Bind could be young or old. She said that even if Bond were a two-year old, everyone would go the cinema to see what the two-year-old Bond was going to do.
The latest film in the franchise “No Time To Die” is slated for an Oct 3 premiere in theaters across the nation. It will star
- Daniel Craig as James Bond
- Rami Malek as Safin
- Lea Sevdoux as Madeline Swann
- Naomie Harris as Miss Moneypenny
- Ana de Armas as Paloma
- Lashana Lynch as Nomi
- Ralph Fiennes as M
- Christoph Waltz as Ernst Stavro Blofled
- Ben Whishaw as Q.