Ana de Armas, who made an impression in the latest James Bond film, Dying can wait, gave her opinion on the feminization of the 007 character. And it is decided!
Released in October 2021, Dying can wait raised $774 million in worldwide revenue, providing Daniel Craig one last hit in Her Majesty’s super-spy tuxedo.
However, another secret agent stole the show for a jaw-dropping Cuban sequence, Ana de Armasaka Paloma.
Asked by The Sunthe 34-year-old actress mentioned the possibility of a female Bond, and the idea does not really please her.
There is no need for a James Bond woman.
“There is no need for a James Bond woman”she asserted. “There should be no need to steal someone else’s character to feminize it”continued the actress.
“There are novels, which take us into a whole world of fantasy in which James Bond gravitates. Therefore, what I would like is for the female roles in the 007 films to be portrayed in a different way. “she explained.
“We need to give them more substance and real recognition. That’s what seems more interesting to me rather than turning things upside down”said Ana de Armas.
We need to give them more substance and real recognition.
His partner in Dying Can Wait, Daniel Craig, shares the same opinion on this subject. “The answer is very simple”said the Briton at the microphone of Radio Times.
“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?”he had hammered.
In other words, the secret agent imagined by Ian Fleming must remain a man, the screenwriters just having to work to weave original roles and of equivalent quality for women.
If Bond still rhymes with the masculine, it should be noted that Dying can wait is a section that gives great importance to women. First with strong characters embodied by Ana de Armas and Lashana Lynchthe latter recovering in the film the famous registration number 007.
Then with the presence in the scenario of Phoebe Waller Bridge (flea bag). “She has a devilish sense of humor. Her influence pervades much of this film”said Craig about him, always for RadioTimes.
“She held this fantastic line which is to keep it a thriller and also be very funny. But Phoebe didn’t come to change Bond. She came to spice things up for sure, but she’s Bond fan, she wasn’t going to take him in a different direction.”
Anyway, we will have to be patient before we hear about the secret agent again on the big screen. Historic James Bond film producer Barbara Broccoli recently said the new face of 007 would not be known before at least 2 years.
“We are reinventing the character and it takes time. I would say that the shooting will not start for two years”she confided.
In addition, Broccoli had also shared his opinion about a female 007 in the columns of The Guardian. “He’s a male character. He was written as a male and I think he probably will remain that way.
And that’s fine. We don’t have to turn male characters into females. Let’s just create more female characters and adapt the story to them.”she pointed out.
In the meantime, you can find Ana de Armas from July 22 on Netflix in The Gray Man.