“There should just be better roles for women and actors of color.”
“My name is Bond. James Bond.” What if one day it was no longer James, but Jane Bond who appeared on the screen? While the output of To die can wait, agent 007’s last film played by Daniel Craig, is imminent, the question arises of who will take up the torch. If several actors have already been mentioned, some did not hide their desire to see a woman play the famous British spy. A debate in which Craig participated in the pages of Radio Times, explaining that he believes Bond should not be played by a woman.
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Because if Craig thinks that more roles should be given to women and people of color, he also thinks that a woman should not take over in the James Bond saga. “There simply should be better roles for women and actors of color. Why should a woman play James Bond when there should be a role just as good as James Bond, but for a woman? “ Here is how the actor clarifies his thinking.
If Daniel Craig was asked this question, it’s because the next movie, To die can wait, will give a great place to women: Léa Seydoux, Naomi Harris, Ana de Armas as well as Lashana Lynch will play an important role. Especially the latter, which should take back the number 007 (the rumor has been going around for months and the actress spoke openly about it in an interview). We also note the presence of Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) in writing, a well-received presence for Daniel Craig who was delighted to have worked with her at Radio Times.
Die can wait, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, hits theaters on October 6. The teaser :
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