Bond girl Eva Green thinks a woman should not replace Agent 007
The French actress, who played Vesper Lynd alongside Daniel Craig in 'Casino Royale', said it doesn't make any sense for Agent 007 to be a woman.
Bond girl Eva Green has given her two cents into the ongoing debate over who should play the next 007. According to her, it shouldn't be a woman.
Green, 38, who played Vesper Lynd opposite Daniel Craig in 2006's 'Casino Royale', believes a woman should not replace the legendary character, Daily Mail reports.
"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," the French actress told Vanity Fair at the premiere of her latest movie, Disney's 'Dumbo', in Hollywood on Monday night.
"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," Eva continued. "There is history with the character that should continue. He should be played by a man."
Green insists that female characters in the franchise are now "intelligent and sassy," while admitting she previously had reservations about playing a Bond girl and being projected as a "bimbo".
That said, she is not the first actress to disagree on making the next 007 protagonist a woman. Even Rachel Weisz, Daniel's wife, believes a woman should not fill the shoes her husband is set to step out of, and should instead "get their own stories."
In a conversation with the Daily Telegraph last year, Rachel praised series author Ian Fleming for his work on the renegade lothario spy after having spent years developing his character.
"[Fleming] devoted an awful lot of time to writing this particular character, who is particularly male and relates in a particular way to women," she said.
She further argued that women should create their own adventures instead of forcing their way into the 60-year franchise. "Why not create your own story rather than jumping on to the shoulders and being compared to all those other male predecessors?" she said. "Women are really fascinating and interesting and should get their own stories."
Daniel's final role as James Bond is set to hit the big screen on April 8, 2020, and speculation is rife over who will be the next Agent 007.