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Former Bond George Lazenby thinks Margot Robbie should be the next 007

One of James Bond’s iconic players, George Lazenby, has tipped Margot Robbie to be the first female James Bond by suggesting a female star should take on the role next.

The new James bond film, No Time To Die, will be the last featuring Daniel Craig as the titular character. As the blonde assassin moves on to pastures new, speculation has been rife as to who the next 007 will be.

Despite the film’s release being delayed to November 2020 due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, Bond fans haven’t stopped theorising on who the next star to take on the iconic role will be.

George Lazenby, who played the role of James Bond in 1969’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, said: “I would rather see a woman on screen than a man, so it might be a good idea having a woman play James Bond… Jane Bond,” to The Sun. “I think it’s a good idea. I mean, why not?”

It’s a turn around for the actor who, in 2018, previously told the tabloid: “I couldn’t care less [if there is a female Bond]. If you hit a woman you get arrested so it wouldn’t work.”

Now it seems, Lazenby has changed his tune and even went as far as to suggest that perhaps Birds of Prey actor Margot Robbie could take on the role. “There’s an Australian actress who’s over here that I was just listening to on the television today, Margot Robbie,” Lazenby continued.

“She would be good. She’s ballsy. She comes across like she’s very confident… if you can pull that off, people will believe you.” With a twinkle in her eye, we could certainly see the I, Tonya star in the iconic role.

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