James Bond Star Daniel Craig Says Woman Should Not Play 007

Daniel Craig is leaving his role as James Bond after the latest movie, No Time To and the actor thinks that the iconic role should not be given to a woman in the next franchise. 

Women Deserve Their Own Roles

Craig believes new roles should be made for women — rather than replacing James Bond with a “female James Bond.”

“The answer to that is very simple,” he said. “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?”

Barbara Broccoli, the film producer known for her work on the James Bond film series, agrees. She told Variety in 2020 that “[James Bond] can be of any color, but he is male.” She told Variety that she’d rather create brand new characters with women in mind.

“I believe we should be creating new characters for women – strong female characters,” she said. “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.”

Another Controversial Quote

Craig has also made headlines in 2015 for an interview quote where he was asked if he would play James Bond again after finishing shooting the 2015′s 007 movie Spectre.

In his famous quote, Daniel responded, “I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists. No, not at the moment. Not at all. That’s fine. I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on.” He then went on to say that ff he did take on the role again, “it would only be for the money.”

Now, in 2021, he was asked about that quote, which went viral at the time.

Daniel told RadioTimes recently about that quote, “To be completely honest, I was thinking, ‘I don’t know if I can do another one of these.’ I finished filming Spectre with a broken leg. To your point about being in my fifties now, I thought, ‘Do I have this in me? Do I want to go through all of this?’ I needed a break.”

He then said about the content of his quote, “A little more skill in the answer might have been better. I was joking but it came across as ungrateful.”

Daniel ended up signing on for another Bond film, No Time to Die, which will be released on October 8, 2021.


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