Hollywood star Daniel Craig has also jumped into the female-James Bond debate. The actor has questioned the need for the change up, reports Hindustan Times.
For years now, fans of the franchise have debated if a woman should be brought in to play Ian Fleming’s famous spy in the movies, as Daniel prepares to hang up his boots after the upcoming ‘No Time To Die’. Daniel, however, believes that women deserve ‘just as good’ roles to be written for them.
Speaking to Radio Times, Daniel said, “There should simply be better parts for women and actors of colour”. He asked “Why should a woman play James Bond when there should be a part just as good as James Bond, but for a woman?”
Daniel’s co-star from ‘No Time To Die’, Lashana Lynch, however, had a different opinion. She told The Guardian earlier this month that the next Bond can be anyone: a man or woman, a young or old person, from any race. “We are in a place in time where the industry is not just giving audiences what it thinks the audience wants. They’re actually giving the audience what they want to give the audience. With Bond, it could be a man or woman. They could be white, black, Asian, mixed race. They could be young or old. At the end of the day, even if a two-year-old was playing Bond, everyone would flock to the cinema to see what this two-year-old’s gonna do, no?” the Captain Marvel star said.