Daniel Craig says James Bond shouldn’t be played by a female actress because they ‘deserve their own parts that are just as good’  

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Daniel Craig has insisted that James Bond should not be played by a female actress because they deserve roles that are not written for men.

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Amid calls for the next 007 to be played by a woman, the actor, who is retiring from the role after the upcoming No Time to Die, said he should ‘have better parts for women only’ rather than being cast in male roles. .’

Daniels joins several stars who have spoken out against Bond being played by a woman, including franchise producer Barbara Broccoli.

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IMPORTANT: Daniel Craig insists that James Bond should not be played by a female actress because they deserve roles that are not written for men

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talking to Radio TimesDaniel said: ‘There just needs to be better parts for women and actors of color.

‘Why should a woman play James Bond, when there should be just as good a part as James Bond, but for a woman?’

Several actresses have supported Daniels’ statement that Bond should be played by a male actor, including Die Another Day star Halle Berry, who said on Entertainment Tonight in 2017: ‘That series is steeped in history. … you know, the stories of Ian Fleming. I don’t think you can turn Bond into a woman.

Progress: Amidst calls for the next 007 to be played by a woman (Lashana Lynch portrayed in No Time to Die), the actor said that 'there just should be better parts for women'

Progress: Amidst calls for the next 007 to be played by a woman (Lashana Lynch portrayed in No Time to Die), the actor said that ‘there just should be better parts for women’

Producer Barbara also said on Good Morning Britain in 2019: ‘We have to make films about women and women’s stories, but we have to create female characters, not just a gimmick to turn a male character into a female Is.’

No Time to Die will see the introduction of the first female 00 agent, played by Lashana Lynch, the spark for the next Bond to be played by a woman.

During the interview, Daniels also apologized for saying that he would “slice my wrist” instead of reprising his role as James Bond, adding that the comment was originally intended as a joke.

Talented actor commented in 2015 interview time up After finishing the previous 007 film Specter, broke his leg during filming.

Regrets: Daniels also apologized for saying during the interview that he would rather 'slice my wrist' than reprise his role as James Bond (portrayed in character in 2015)

Regrets: Daniels also apologized for saying during the interview that he would rather ‘slice my wrist’ than reprise his role as James Bond (portrayed in character in 2015)

Daniel said: ‘To be completely honest, I was thinking, ‘I don’t know if I can do one more of these.’ I finished filming Specter with a broken leg.

‘Now that I’m in my 50s, I thought, ‘Do I have this? Do I want to go through all this?’ I needed a break.

He added: ‘But a little more skill could have been better in response. I was joking, but it came across as ungrateful.’

The franchise’s longtime producer Barbara Broccoli defended the actor, saying, ‘It was our fault.’

Iconic: It is unclear who will take over the role of Bond, with speculation that an actress or person of color may be cast for the role (depicted in character in 2015)

Iconic: It is unclear who will take over the role of Bond, with speculation that an actress or person of color may be cast for the role (depicted in character in 2015)

It is unclear who will take over the role of Bond, with speculation that an actress or a person of color may be cast for the role.

Asked if he would support a Miscellaneous appointment as his replacement, Daniels said: ‘The answer is very simple.

‘There just needs to be better parts for women and actors of color.

‘Why should a woman play James Bond, when there should be just as good a part as James Bond, but for a woman?’

Named Elba: Luthor and The Wire star Idris Elba has long been a fan favorite for his take on the 007 mantle from Craig (pictured in 2021)

Named Elba: Luthor and The Wire star Idris Elba has long been a fan favorite for his take on the 007 mantle from Craig (pictured in 2021)

She added that adding Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge to the writing team was to “spice it up” but that she was a Bond fan so “she wasn’t going to take him in a different direction”.

Read the full interview at Radio Times, on sale now

Read the full interview at Radio Times, on sale now

Betting is already underway as to which actor will replace the longtime favourite.

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