DANIEL Craig has said that James Bond should not be played by a woman – but instead female actors should be written “better parts”.
The 007 actor, 53, believes that women can do better than performing in a role originally written for a man.
He was asked about rumours that he could be replaced as 007 by a woman, as film and TV producers broaden their choices when making casting decisions.
Speaking to Radio Times, Craig said that “there should simply be better parts for women and actors of colour”.
He added: “Why should a woman play James Bond when there should be a part just as good as James Bond, but for a woman?”
It comes after growing speculation about his replacement, as Craig will no longer play the secret agent after No Time To Die.
Craig previously praised Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge on the writing team as a way to “spice it up”.
Meanwhile the franchise’s producer Barbara Broccoli, said in a 2020 interview with Variety: “James Bond can be of any colour, but he is male.
“I believe we should be creating new characters for women – strong female characters.
“I’m not particularly interested in taking a male character and having a woman play it. I think women are far more interesting than that.”
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Source: the Sun