Daniel Craig has officially become James Bond, which means that at some point the world will need a new James Bond in the movies. In recent years, there have been increasing calls to diversify the character, potentially choosing a person of color as the next Bond, or possibly a woman. Many supported this idea, but Ana de Armas from “No Time to Die” did not.
In an interview with the British edition of The Sun, Ana de Armas was asked about the call from some corners to choose a woman for the role of the next James Bond. The “No Time to Die” actress replied, repeating the same answer as others on the topic, that taking on roles started by men is not necessarily the best way to achieve the goal of promoting female lead roles in Hollywood. De Armas explained…
A Bond woman is not needed. There shouldn’t be any need to steal someone else’s character, you know, to take control. This is a novel, and it leads into this world of James Bond and into this fantasy about the universe where he is.
We’ve already seen similar arguments from others as to why Bond shouldn’t be a woman. The idea is that if the goal is to make more films with female characters, especially in the action genre, this should be done by creating completely new characters for them, and not by co-opting existing roles and simply replacing men with women. The argument is not entirely groundless, although it should be noted that existing roles, such as James Bond, have a certain influence and popularity that a completely original role would not have.
But while Ana de Armas doesn’t support a female James Bond, that doesn’t mean she doesn’t fully support stronger female roles in the existing franchise. “No Time to Die” was one of the strongest female performances in the history of the film series due to her role as well as Lashana Lynch’s performance, and de Armas would like women to continue to get more substantial characters to play as the main characters. the films continue. De Armas continued…
What I would like is for female roles in Bond films, although Bond will remain a man, to be realized in a different way. That they are given a more substantial role and recognition. This is something that I think is more interesting than turning things over.
Anyway, Ana de Armas is going to try her hand, perhaps in creating her own action movie character. She got the lead role in “Ballerina,” a movie that is a spinoff of the “John Wick” franchise, but will focus on an original character we haven’t met in this series.