Former Bond Girl Eva Green Says 007 Should 'Always Be A Man'

Daniel Craig's reign as James Bond brought 007 fans some of the most fantastic Bond moments of our time.

Whether it was the defibrillator scene in Casino Royale, or any number of high speed chases throughout his time in the role, Craig has crushed it as the iconic MI6 agent.

During the press tour for "Spectre," Craig's attitude towards the franchise, and character itself started feeling shady.

According to The Guardian, Craig even went so far as to say he'd “rather slash [his] wrists" than do another spy movie.

But once past the exhaustive press tour for the film, Craig changed his take on the role.

During a Q & A at The Newyorker festival in 2016, Craig cleared up his previous comments, "Were I to stop doing it, I'd miss it terribly."

But with Craig's time as 007 eventually coming to an end in the near future, discussion around who might replace him as stirred some controversy.

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The likes of Tom Hardy and Idris Elba have been tossed around, with Elba being a particular source of resistance from fans, as he would be the first black bond in franchise history.

But in typical 2019 fashion, there is consideration over whether the Bond character could be played by a woman.


While many movies have been rebooted to feature female leads, re: Ghost Busters and Ocean's Eight, this particular suggestion has been met with a certain resistance from fans — and former Bond cast members.

Sitting down with Vanity Fair, former Bond girl Eva Green didn't agree with the idea of a female 007.

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Green, who played Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale told Vanity Fair, "I’m for women, but I really think James Bond should remain a man. It doesn’t make sense for him to be a woman."

She explained that woman can and should play these types of characters, but it doesn't mean they should redesign Bond.


“Women can play different types of characters, be in action movies and be superheroes," she said. "But James Bond should always be a man and not be Jane Bond."

"There is history with the character that should continue," she said. "He should be played by a man.”

Although she disagrees with the general concept of a gender swapped Bond, she still appreciates the evolution of the Bond girls.

“I love the fact that the Bond girls have evolved,” she told Vanity Fair.


"I originally had reservations about being a Bond girl. I didn’t want to be a bimbo," she explained. "The women are now perceived differently. They are intelligent and sassy and fascinating."

h/t: Vanity Fair