Daniel Craig Says The Next Bond Shouldn’t Be Female

Daniel Craig has said why he thinks the next James Bond shouldn't be played by a female. 
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Daniel Craig has said why he thinks the next James Bond shouldn’t be played by a female. 

The upcoming film No Time To Die will be Craig’s last in the role of agent 007, but a replacement for any subsequent movies has yet to be revealed.  

Speaking ahead of the release at the end of the month, the actor said there should be ‘better roles’ for females. 

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When asked by Radio Times if he thinks the role should be played by a female or an actor of colour, he said: “The answer to that is very simple.

“There should simply be better parts for women and actors of colour.

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

This will be the 53-year-old’s fifth title as the secret service agent. He first took on the role in 2006 with Casino Royale and subsequently featured in Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre.

A number of actors have been linked to a future 007 role, including Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page and The Avengers star Tom Hiddleston. 

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The film was meant to be released last year, but it was delayed by over a year because of the pandemic. 

A documentary about the making of the films, Being James Bond: The Daniel Craig Story is also coming to Apple TV. 

In a trailer for it, Craig emotionally thanked the crew who worked with him over the five films as soon as the cameras stopped rolling on his final scene.

He said: “I’ve loved every single second of these movies, and especially this one because I’ve got up every morning and I’ve had the chance to work with you guys.

“That has been one of the greatest honours of my life.”

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.