Lauren (trekkiepetrelli) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Daniel Craig: There should "Be better Parts for Women and Actors of Colour"

  • In an interview with Radio Times, when asked whether he supported a more diverse version of Bond, Craig offered his view. Craig explained why he doesn't see the need for a woman to play the iconic character, when filmmakers should be creating new and different female roles that are just as interesting. The actor argued there should simply be "better" parts available to both women and actors of color:

  • “The answer to that is very simple ... There should simply be better parts for women and actors of colour. Why should a woman play James Bond when there should be a part just as good as James Bond, but for a woman?”

  • Though Bond is very much a man for now, the No Time to Die did bring more women on board, both in front of and behind the camera. Lashana Lynch joined the cast as an agent heavily rumoured to be taking on the 007 codename, and Fleabag‘s Phoebe Waller-Bridge came aboard to lend a hand to the scripting process, with Craig revealing she was the perfect fit.

  • “She’s got devilish humour. Her influence permeates a lot of this film. She walked that fantastic line of keeping it as a thriller and being very funny. But Phoebe didn’t come in to change Bond. She came in to spice it up for sure, but she’s a Bond fan – she wasn’t about to take him in a different direction.”

  • No Time To Die stars Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, Léa Seydoux, Ana de Armas, Rami Malek, Ralph Fiennes - and is out 30th September 2021.

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