The upcoming fifth and final Daniel Craig James Bond film features multiple potential ‘Bond’ women – Ludivine Sagnier reprising her role of Dr. Madeleine Swann from “Spectre,” along Lashana Lynch taking on the role of the new 007 in Bond’s absence from the service.
The third though, “Blade Runner 2049” and “Knives Out” star Ana de Armas, remains the most mysterious at this point. The actress plays a character named Paloma and speaking with The Los Angeles Times recently she revealed she is neither a damsel in distress or a femme fatale in the film. Instead, she’s something else – a strong yet emotional and vulnerable woman:
“I wouldn’t say she’s ordinary, because when she needs to perform her job, she does. But [she] is flawed. She says what she feels, she’s nervous, she’s scared. It’s human. When I read it, I was like, ‘Oh, wait – I can be a Bond girl. I’m that. I’m that messy.’ That’s what felt so attractive, on top of what she’s actually doing in the story, which is another step toward giving women a more powerful and strong place in the films.”
de Armas also suggests her character plays an important part in Bond’s mission. The new film sees CIA agent Felix Leiter asking Bond for his help in the search of a missing scientist. When it becomes apparent that the scientist has been abducted, Bond must confront a danger the likes of which the world has never seen before.
de Armas has numerous films on the way including “Wasp Network” “Blonde” and “Deep Water”. “No Time to Die” opens in April.