Daniel Craig Says Bond Shouldn’t Be Played By a Woman Because Women Deserve Their Own Stories

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After all the talk surrounding who will take on the role of James Bond, the great man himself, Daniel Craig has finally spoken out on why he thinks the role should not go to a woman…

Since 2006, Daniel Craig has portrayed one of the most iconic characters the world has ever seen.

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When we first found out the then-thirty-eight-year-old actor would be taking on the role of James Bond, there was much anticipation around his first film in the franchise, Casino Royale. ​And Craig managed to live up to the hype, gaining global fame for his portrayal. Now, fast forward fifteen years, and we can’t imagine anyone else playing the iconic British spy.

Sadly though, Craig’s time as 007 is now coming to an end…

And after an emotional farewell video on the set of his final movie for the franchise, No Time To Die, in which he thanked the cast and crew that had been working alongside him for the past 5 films, the conversation has now shifted to who will carry on the character’s legacy.

From Idris Elba to Emilia Clarke, there have been a range of different actors that have emphasized their eagerness for the role.

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But now, the great man himself, Daniel Craig has spoken out about why it shouldn’t be a woman.

During a recent interview with Radio Times, Craig was asked about his thoughts on a female or more diverse 007…

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

And there’s some truth behind that.

We shouldn’t be trying to mold roles to fit around women just for the sake of diversity, especially not when we can create powerful, if not more powerful characters that were always meant for them. Women deserve more than to be handed used toys and then to be torn apart for taking them.
While the discussions around the issue continue, keep your eye out for No Time To Die which hits the big screen next month.