Actress Rachel Weisz has voiced her opinion on whether there should be a female James Bond and she is quite certain that a female James Bond should not happen.
The 47-year-old star suggested that women should not follow in the footsteps of a male-dominated franchise and should instead come up with a whole new idea, or script in that case.
She spoke to The Telegraph and congratulated the James Bond films on their success but thought that a female Bond wouldn’t really add anything to the new ‘series’.
‘‘Why not create your own story rather than jumping on to the shoulders and being compared to all those other male predecessors?
‘‘Women are really fascinating and interesting and should get their own stories.’’
Across the many years of the 007 movies, we have seen powerful and strong women such as Dench’s M, Honor Blackman’s Pussy Galore, Grace Jones’ May Day and Eva Green’s Vespa, who have injected their own feminine take into the misogynistic life of the notorious spy.
Daniel Craig has starred in Casino Royale, Skyfall and Spectre and did a tremendous job, in our opinion. And while he’s not the best or most-loved James Bond that we have seen, he will always be one of our favourites.
Craig is confirmed to return for one more film but details about the movie are very much in the air. No director has yet been confirmed.
In the meantime, Weisz has been busy working on several film projects herself – many of which are adapted from books written by women, featuring strong female leads.