Daniel Craig’s still got one more James Bond in him, after that the casting speculation about who will be the next can begin again.
When it does the inevitable questions will be asked in regards to changing up the character. At least one poll has shown people have little issue with changing the character’s race – but often draw the line at changing his gender or sexuality.
The latest to offer an opinion on this is a former Bond Girl herself and arguably one of the most beloved – “Casino Royale” actress Eva Green. Speaking with Vanity Fair, she said she doesn’t have any ideas on who should replace Craig but is set on the character remaining a man:
“I’m for women, but I really think James Bond should remain a man. It doesn’t make sense for him to be a woman. Women can play different types of characters, be in action movies and be superheroes, but James Bond should always be a man and not be Jane Bond. There is history with the character that should continue. He should be played by a man.”
Both Craig’s wife Rachel Weisz, another former Bond girl Rosamund Pike, and franchise producing head Barbara Broccoli have all made it quite clear there’ll be no ‘Jane Bond’ anytime soon. That said, Green is very happy with the way Bond girls have evolved over the decades:
“I love the fact that the Bond girls have evolved. I originally had reservations about being a Bond girl. I didn’t want to be a bimbo. The women are now perceived differently. They are intelligent and sassy and fascinating. I loved playing Vesper. She’s the only one to get to Bond’s heart and has a big impact on his life. [Daniel Craig’s] made James Bond human. We see him flawed and vulnerable. He’s the best James Bond we have seen.”
Green will be seen back in cinemas later this month in “Dumbo” and has two sci-fi dramas on the way – “Proxima” and the soon to film “A Patriot”. Craig’s final outing as Bond is slated to begin filming next month.