With Daniel Craig officially saying goodbye to James Bond with No Time To Die, everyone’s wondering who will replace him.
In an interview with Radio Times, the actor shared his thoughts on whether a woman should play the iconic character.
“The answer to that is very simple. There should simply be better parts for women and actors of colour.
“Why should a woman play James Bond when there should be a part just as good as James Bond, but for a woman?” he said.
The 53-year-old’s sentiments echo that of producer Barbara Broccoli who told Variety in a 2020 interview that “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,” said Barbara.
In 2019 Daniel became the longest-serving James Bond overtaking Sir Roger Moore. He has been in the role for 14 years and has starred in four films since first announced as Bond in 2005.
During an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last year, his advice to the next actor to take on the role was to “leave it better than when you found it”.
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After numerous delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, No Time To Die will finally premiere in South Africa on 1 October.
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