Ana De Armas Doesn't Want Bond To Be A Woman And She Has A Good Reason

Ana De Armas Doesn't Want Bond To Be A Woman And She Has A Good Reason

She opened up about her take on the topic after Bond lead Daniel Craig said that 007 shouldn't have to be a woman.

In a recent conversation with The Sun, Ana de Armas who appeared in No Time to Die expressed how Bond shouldn’t have to be a woman. Doing press for The Gray Man, she was asked questions regarding who the next 007 should be and that’s where she made this statement. “There’s no need for a female Bond. There shouldn’t be any need to steal someone else’s character, you know, to take over. This is a novel, and it leads into this James Bond world and this fantasy of that universe where he’s at,” she said.


“What I would like is that the female roles in the Bond films, even though Bond will continue to be a man, are brought to life in a different way,” she added. “That they’re given a more substantial part and recognition. That’s what I think is more interesting than flipping things.” Like de Armas, Daniel Craig too had a similar opinion when he talked to Radio Times. “The answer to that is very simple,” he explained. “There should simply be better parts for women and actors of color. Why should a woman play James Bond when there should be a part just as good as James Bond, but for a woman?”


While many people are rooting for a female Bond, it would be unlikely as producer Barbara Broccoli also agrees with this narrative. “He’s a male character. He was written as a male and I think he’ll probably stay as a male,” Broccoli previously told The Guardian. “And that’s fine. We don’t have to turn male characters into women. Let’s just create more female characters and make the story fit those female characters.”


This opinion is one that is becoming relatable across all spectrums. When fans saw Camilla Cabello’s Cinderella, they weren’t happy because they want characters to be created specifically for people of color instead of flipping things. But this is not something everyone agrees with. Lashana Lynch, who also starred in No Time to Die, has a different opinion. She said that Bond “could be a man or woman” or “white, Black, Asian, mixed race,” adding, “They could be young or old. At the end of the day, even if a 2-year-old was playing Bond, everyone would flock to the cinema to see what this 2-year-old’s gonna do, no?” 


The conversation and controversy surrounding this discussion, however, are premature. Producer Broccoli spoke to Deadline last month saying that there is still time for the next Bond film. “Nobody’s in the running,” Broccoli said when asked about Craig’s successor. “We’re working out where to go with him, we’re talking that through. There isn’t a script and we can’t come up with one until we decide how we’re going to approach the next film because, really, it’s a reinvention of Bond. We’re reinventing who he is and that takes time. I’d say that filming is at least two years away.”


Most assuredly, this hasn’t stopped fans from speculating who the next Bond will be. Many are rallying for Idris Elba or Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page to show up in the sequels. But till then, fans can enjoy Daniel Craig’s Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre, and No Time to Die.

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