Should Bond be a woman? Pierce Brosnan says next 007 should be female
Pierce Brosnan has ignited a debate after calling for "men to get out of the way" so a woman can play the famed spy.
Pierce Brosnan is calling for a woman to succeed the role of James Bond after Daniel Craig hangs up his suit as 007 when the final movie No Time To Die is released next year.
The 66-year-old actor, who played the martini-loving spy in five movies from 1995 to 2002, including Die Another Day and Tomorrow Never Dies, says the prospect of a female Bond is "exciting".
Asked if a female should replace Daniel Craig, he said: "Yes! I think we’ve watched the guys do it for the last 40 years, get out of the way, guys, and put a woman up there.
“I think it would be exhilarating, it would be exciting.”
However, Brosnan admits the historic move would be unlikely to happen under the helm of director Barbara Broccolli.
Speaking during an interview at Deauville Film Festival, he continued: “I don’t think that’s going to happen with the Broccolis. I don’t think that is going to happen under their watch.”
“The #MeToo movement has been relevant and significant and well needed in our society, so they’ll have to address that.”
Brosnan's comments come after it was reported that actress Lashana Lynch would take on the iconic spy role of 007 in the upcoming Bond 25.
Daniel Craig will still reprise his role as the titular character, James Bond, but it's claimed the stunning British actress will take on his famed agent number in a plot twist written by Fleabag's Pheobe Waller-Bridge.
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