Eva Green, the actress who played the role of Vesper Lynd in the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale, believes the person to replace Daniel Craig needs to remain male.
Craig, who is going into his fifth and final film as Bond, will step down from his role as Bond in the film which will be released next year. Numerous high profile names such as the likes of Emilia Clarke, Priyanka Chopra and Gillian Anderson have all called for the discussion of a female replacement.
Green, however, doesn’t understand the idea that a female could take the role. When asked by Vanity Fair on the red carpet for Dumbo, she said: “I’m for women, but I really think James Bond should remain a man. It doesn’t make sense for him to be a woman.”
She continued: “Women can play different types of characters, be in action movies and be superheroes, but James Bond should always be a man and not be Jane Bond. There is history with the character that should continue. He should be played by a man.”
Rachel Weisz, the acclaimed British actress who played major role in the recently Oscar-nominated film The Favourite, also appeared to agree with Green. “Why not create your own story rather than jumping onto the shoulders and being compared to all those other male predecessors?… Women are really fascinating and interesting, and should get their own stories,” she once said when asked about the next Bond.
On top of all that, James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, seems against the idea of a female lead. “Bond is male. He’s a male character,” she once said.
“He was written as a male and I think he’ll probably stay as a male. 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.”