For Daniel Craig, who will once again play the role of James Bond in “Die Can Wait”, the famous British secret agent must not be played by a woman.
It is a debate that regularly comes to the fore: what if James Bond was played by a woman? While Dying Can Wait, the new installment in the saga, is about to hit theaters, actor Daniel Craig, who slips a fifth and final time into Agent 007’s tuxedo, was asked about the subject .
“The answer is very simple”, declares the Briton at the microphone of RadioTimes. “There should just be better roles for women and actors of color. Why should a woman play James Bond when you could find roles as good as James Bond but for a woman?” In other words, the secret agent imagined by Ian Fleming must remain a man, the writers just having to work to find original roles and of equivalent quality for women.
If Bond still rhymes with the masculine, it should be noted that Dying can wait, in theaters on October 6, is a component that attaches great importance to women. First with strong characters embodied by Ana de Armas and Lashana Lynch, the latter recovering in the film the famous number 007. Then with the presence in the screenplay of Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag).
“She has an evil humor. Her influence permeates much of this film.”Craig says of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, again for RadioTimes. “She kept that fantastic line of making it stay a thriller and also being really funny. But Phoebe didn’t come to change Bond. She came to spice things up, sure, but she is. a Bond fan, she wasn’t going to take him in a different direction. “
“Die can wait”: focus on the new agents played by Ana de Armas and Lashana Lynch