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.”