Actress Ana de Armas sees no reason for there to be a “female Bond” just in order to flip things around as Hollywood continues to do these days, and said there’s no need to “steal someone else’s character.”
During an interview with The Sun, the 34-year-old actress was asked about reports that the next installment in the James Bond franchise could consist of a “non-binary” Bond, meaning a person who doesn’t consider themselves either male or female, the outlet reported in a piece published Tuesday.
Changing the famed 007 character would simply be the latest move from Hollywood, which appears to change every single beloved franchise and character to appease the woke culture these days, as The Daily Wire previously reported.
“There’s no need for a female Bond,” the “Knives Out” star shared. “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 added.
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“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,” de Armas continued. “That they’re given a more substantial part and recognition. That’s what I think is more interesting than flipping things.”
De Armas played a new version of a “Bond girl” as the mysterious CIA agent Paloma across from Daniel Craig in 2021’s “No Time to Die.” The movie was Craig’s final outing as 007 after playing Bond in “Casino Royale,” “Quantum of Solace,” “Skyfall,” and “Spectre.”
During an interview in 2019, the producer and overseer of the Bond franchise, Barbara Broccoli, admitted that a future 007 could be “non-binary.” Broccoli discussed the replacement of Craig on the “Girls On Film” podcast. It comes at the 13:35 minute mark.
“I think we should be making more films about women and create female characters,” the producer explained. “So, I think Bond will be a man.”
When the podcast host, Anna Smith, pressed further if the next Bond could be “non-binary, perhaps, maybe one day?” Broccoli replied, “Who knows? I mean, I think it’s open. We just have to find the right actor.”
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