Published Feb 12, 2018James Bond is a traditionally masculine role, so much so that its current iteration stars a man with not one but two traditionally male first names. Still, the future of the franchise offers an opportunity for inclusivity, which begs the question could there ever be a female James Bond?
Rachel Weisz thinks that would be a terrible idea. The actor (who just so happens to be married to the aforementioned Daniel Craig) told the Telegraph that filmmakers should avoid the temptation to make a gender-swapped James Bond movie.
She explained that Bond creator Ian Fleming wanted a character that "is particularly male and relates in a particular way to women." She added that he "devoted an awful lot of time to writing this particular character."
"Why not create your own story rather than jumping on to the shoulders and being compared to all those other male predecessors?" she continued. "Women are really fascinating and interesting and should get their own stories."
It's a good point, but it brings us back to square one as for who should replace Daniel Craig when he finally stops playing Bond.