She is married to Daniel Craig, who is the sixth actor play the iconic spy James Bond.

And now Rachel Weisz waded into the ongoing debate over who should play the next 007 after Daniel’s departure from the long-running franchise.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, the 47 year-old actress said she doesn’t believe a woman should pick up where Daniel will leave off, but should instead ‘get their own stories’. 

Double O-No! Rachel Weisz argued against having a female James Bond to replace Daniel Craig as 'women should get their own stories instead'

Double O-No! Rachel Weisz argued against having a female James Bond to replace Daniel Craig as 'women should get their own stories instead'


Double O-No! Rachel Weisz argued against having a female James Bond to replace Daniel Craig as ‘women should get their own stories instead’

Discussing the heated debate, Rachel applauded Bond author Ian Fleming for his work on the wildly successful lothario spy, having spent years crafting the character. 

She said: (Fleming) devoted an awful lot of time to writing this particular character, who is particularly male and relates in a particular way to women’.

Rachel argued that instead of women forcing their way into the 60 year franchise, they should instead create their own adventures.   

She added: ‘Why not create your own story rather than jumping on to the shoulders and being compared to all those other male predecessors?

Decades of work: Discussing the heated debate, Rachel applauded Bond author Ian Fleming for his work on the wildly successful lothario spy, having spent years crafting the character

Decades of work: Discussing the heated debate, Rachel applauded Bond author Ian Fleming for his work on the wildly successful lothario spy, having spent years crafting the character

Decades of work: Discussing the heated debate, Rachel applauded Bond author Ian Fleming for his work on the wildly successful lothario spy, having spent years crafting the character

'Their own adventures': Rachel - who is married to current Bond Daniel Craig, argued that instead of women forcing their way into the 60 year franchise

'Their own adventures': Rachel - who is married to current Bond Daniel Craig, argued that instead of women forcing their way into the 60 year franchise

‘Their own adventures’: Rachel – who is married to current Bond Daniel Craig, argued that instead of women forcing their way into the 60 year franchise

‘Women are really fascinating and interesting and should get their own stories.’ Rachel continued.

Her comments come off the back of Luther star Idris Elba suggesting the suave spy could perhaps be played by a woman.

Idris has been been touted as the hot favourite to take over the iconic role from Daniel for several years, but deflected the attention off himself and onto a potential female bond. 

Not me? Idris has been been touted as the hot favourite to take over the iconic role from Daniel for several years, but deflected the attention off himself and onto a potential female bond

Not me? Idris has been been touted as the hot favourite to take over the iconic role from Daniel for several years, but deflected the attention off himself and onto a potential female bond

Not me? Idris has been been touted as the hot favourite to take over the iconic role from Daniel for several years, but deflected the attention off himself and onto a potential female bond

Speaking to Vanity Fair in January, the 45 year-old actor asked: ‘Are we interested in having a Bond character other than being a male?’ 

‘It could be a woman – could be a black woman, could be a white woman,’ he said. ‘Do something different with it. Why not?’ 

Several actress have been tipped to play the Bond role in the past, with X Files star Gillian Anderson being shunted to the forefront of speculation after a fan tweeted a convincing poster of her as Bond in 2016.

Anderson made light of the fan art after it sent waves throughout the internet, retweeting it alongside the teasing hashtag #NextBond. 

Hmm: X Files star Gillian Anderson was tipped for the role  after a fan tweeted a convincing poster of her as Bond in 2016

Hmm: X Files star Gillian Anderson was tipped for the role  after a fan tweeted a convincing poster of her as Bond in 2016

Hmm: X Files star Gillian Anderson was tipped for the role after a fan tweeted a convincing poster of her as Bond in 2016

Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke also put herself up for the role, admitting in 2016 that she would ‘love to play Jane Bond’ – with Leonardo DiCaprio as her love interest.

And throwing her hat into the hypothetical ring, Priyanka Chopra told fans that rather than playing a Bond girl, she wanted to play the man of the hour.   

‘I get that all the time. But f**k that—I wanna be Bond,’ she said fiercely. 

Aiming high: Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke also put herself up for the role, admitting in 2016 that she would 'love to play Jane Bond' - with Leonardo DiCaprio as her love interest

Aiming high: Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke also put herself up for the role, admitting in 2016 that she would 'love to play Jane Bond' - with Leonardo DiCaprio as her love interest

Aiming high: Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke also put herself up for the role, admitting in 2016 that she would ‘love to play Jane Bond’ – with Leonardo DiCaprio as her love interest

Touted as one of the leading men to take on a license to kill, Idris insisted he’s not been involved with any discussions relating to the role in March 2016. 

Speaking to Hello! US in a recent interview, the star put pay to speculation, saying: ‘It’s all rumour-ville.’

And shutting down any notion that he might be in secret talks regarding Bond, he stated: ‘I’m not speaking to the James Bond people, and they’re not speaking to me.’     

Hmm: And throwing her hat into the hypothetical ring, Priyanka Chopra told fans that rather than playing a Bond girl, she wanted to play the man of the hour

Hmm: And throwing her hat into the hypothetical ring, Priyanka Chopra told fans that rather than playing a Bond girl, she wanted to play the man of the hour

Hmm: And throwing her hat into the hypothetical ring, Priyanka Chopra told fans that rather than playing a Bond girl, she wanted to play the man of the hour





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