Daniel Craig Doesn’t Think a Woman is Best Fit for 007 Role

Craig thinks there are better roles for women, ultimately casting doubts over rumours that Lynch would be taking over as the next 007.

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James Bond star Daniel Craig is not totally in support of a woman taking over from him as the next globetrotting British super-secret agent 007.

We had reported earlier that Craig would have made his last portrayal of James Bond after 15 years when the next film in the franchise No Time To Die premieres in theatres later this year.

In recent years, some fans have petitioned for the long-running, iconic character to be portrayed by a Black man with actors like Idris Elba and John Boyega’s names being tossed into the hat of possibilities.

The very thought has caused Bond purists to be up in arms, and if they were upset about that, they certainly don’t want to see a woman take on the character.

There have also been discussions regarding whether or not Bond could one day be played by a woman, but franchise producer Barbara Broccoli shot that possibility down last year in an interview with Variety.

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“He can be of any colour, but he is male,” Broccoli stated at the time. “I believe we should be creating new characters for women – strong female characters. I’m not particularly interested in taking a male character and having a woman play it. I think women are far more interesting than that.”

Craig seemed to echo that sentiment during a recent interview with Radio Times where he said, “Why should a woman play James Bond when there should be a part just as good as James Bond, but for a woman?”

This comment comes after speculation regarding Lashana Lynch, a 33-year-old actress who stars in the forthcoming No Time to Die film, taking over the character. There have been rumours that she will go on to portray the first Black woman as Bond, but it is clear that the franchise has no plans to move forward with that idea.

James Bond: No Time To Die will hit theatres on October 8 and will be Daniel Craig’s last 007 film.

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