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Daniel Craig, who plays James Bond in No Time To Die, says he has taken his suit off “most of the way through” his final outing as the spy. Craig, 53, said that 007 had to strip off instead of the female roles to keep up with the times. The actor also stated that the film franchise, which began in 1962, needed to become more awakened to avoid upsetting viewers. There are no “Bond Girls,” and the secret agent is less misogynistic than prior installments.
“There are some aspects of Bond that we would say, ‘You can’t do that anymore,'” he remarked, referring to his approach toward women and how women are treated in the films.
When asked if Lea Seydoux and Ana de Armas, who play Dr. Madeleine Swann and CIA operative Paloma, could be branded “Bond Girls,” he told Radio Times: “Call them that at your risk.”
“We’re extremely aware of what’s going on in the globe right now, but we’re not trying to force a political – or any – message down anyone’s throat.”
He does not believe, however, that a woman should play James Bond. “The solution is quite simple,” he explained.
“Simply put, there should be more roles for women and performers of color.
“Why should a woman play James Bond when there should be a part for a woman that is equally as excellent as James Bond?”
Craig told the newspaper of his sex symbol reputation since his initial appearance as the MI6 agent: “It’s OK with me. I was very aware of what I was doing. They handed me a pair of shorts and a pair of swim trunks, and I said, “Those,” “referring to his well-known blue swim trunks.
“I wanted to flip it on its head because of Ursula Andress and that aesthetic.” Craig’s final appearance as James Bond, No Time To Die, will be published on September 30, after being delayed by a year owing to the current coronavirus epidemic. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Prince of Wales, and Cornwall will attend the film’s premiere on September 28 at the Royal Albert Hall.