Emilia Clark Wants to Play the First Female 007

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It’s no secret that the world of film is slowly being picked apart by critics. From castings, all the way down to people behind the cameras, no area is being left untouched. A problem that has been circulating for a while is the role of the male-lead. No, not males in lead roles, more so the lack of females in strong, lead roles. Since the distinct pattern had been pointed out, the industry seems to be putting their efforts into fixing the issue.

Emilia Clare, best known for her role as the Mother of Dragons, decided she was going to throw her name into the hat to take over from Daniel Craig as 007 and we’re totally here for it. I mean, come on, it’s Emilia Clarke!

Keep scrolling to see exactly what she had to say about it…

Born in London, England, Emilia Clarke studied at a drama school before appearing in numerous stage productions.

Her most prominent role was in Game of Thrones, where she played Daenerys, the Mother of Dragons.

The storyline which initially depicted her as a frightened and cautious girl progressed until she became an empowered woman and Clarke managed to embody both entities perfectly.

And I can’t help but talk about Me Before You, can I?

A personal favorite chick flick of mine, so this article wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t mention it.

Cue Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke. If you haven’t watched it, I highly recommend you add it to your list. Though it does tackle some sensitive subjects, it is such a feel-good film.

Working with the one-and-only Henry Goulding, this film called Last Christmas, which is also deemed a cute chick flick, is the perfect watch for the festive season.

I know Henry’s married or whatever, but the chemistry between the two is undeniable. That’s the great thing about Emilia, she gets completely immersed in her role, so much that you almost believe these are all real characters.

Clarke has been on a roll lately, and even after battling some severe health issues that you can read more about further down, she’s managed to bounce back with her trademark enthusiasm. And that’s exactly why we adore her!

In every interview, she manages to make us fall deeper in love with her if that’s even possible. I mean, I don’t know if it’s just her million-dollar smile or her infectious personality that keeps dragging me back for more, but I’m totally here for it.

Imagine that. Emilia Clarke as 007! It’s a big yes from me.

Sitting down with Empire, the actress revealed her enthusiasm for this particular role.

“Yeah! Of course! Hell to the yeah! James Bond is one of those franchises where it’s never not cool.”

In American terms, she means that you could literally hire anyone to play James Bond, even someone “uncool” and they would still be portrayed well because, well, that’s James Bond for you!

Because she’s totally not. I mean, how can someone who knows how to communicate with dragons be “uncool?” The answer is, they can’t.

Rumors were speculating that Lashana Lynch, a black woman, is set t0 take over the role. How monumental would that be?

Speaking to the Mail on Sunday: “There is a pivotal scene at the start of the film where M says, ‘Come in 007,’ and in walks Lashana who is black, beautiful and a woman.”

“Bond is still Bond but he’s been replaced as 007 by this stunning woman.”

“Bond, of course, is sexually attracted to the new female 007 and tries his usual seduction tricks, but is baffled when they don’t work on a brilliant, young black woman who basically rolls her eyes at him and has no interest in jumping into his bed. Well, certainly not at the beginning.”

He revealed that it is time for the character to undergo a diverse transformation. What we know of Bond isn’t going to change, for those of you that seem to be a little too obsessed with the character being male. The character will remain the same: strong, powerful and of course, badass.

It is time for a female Bond. If you’re in the mood to read more about why Emilia would be perfect for the role, then have a read of how she managed to bounce-back from a brain aneurysm while filming for Game of Thrones.