No Time to Die Actor Lea Seydoux Explains Why a Woman Should Not Play 007

The theatrical release of ‘No Time To Die’ is knocking at our doors. In the amidst of all the hype for the upcoming Bond movie, we have witnessed a lot of beans spill, be it Daniel Craig’s emotional goodbye to the iconic character or his bittersweet joke about the successor of the role. Now, we have, actress Lea Seydoux add to the list.

The Spectre actress, who reprised the role of Dr Madeleine Swann for the new Bond movie ‘No Time To Die’, has dismissed the idea of the franchise being helmed by a female character. But, why? Let’s find out!

Lea Seydoux on why women shouldn’t play James Bond:

Seydoux, who previously starred in the 2015 film ‘Spectre’, said: “James Bond is James Bond. I don’t think James Bond should be played by a woman.”

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The 36-year-old actress acknowledges that young girls need to have “strong” female role models. However, she also feels that a female spy should lead another film franchise and not the Bond series, reports

She told Sky News: “It’s important for young girls to have a good example of strong women – maybe they could do a female spy, but it would be another film.”

Daniel Craig is playing Bond for the final time in the new movie, and he previously argued that his replacement should not be a woman. However, he thinks that women and people of colour should be offered similarly high-profile roles.

The views by the cast members of this James Bond franchise sound a little stringent given it is the 21st century. However, coming from a place of being a fan of James Bond first and, being part of the films second, it only makes sense that the cast and crew are trying to preserve the authentic way of the movie franchise.

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