James Bond’s Ben Whishaw has said he thinks Daniel Craig’s replacement should be a gay actor.
The 40-year-old, who plays ‘Q’ in No Time To Die, said he would love to see ‘real progress’ when it comes to the next casting.
The actor told Attitude magazine: “God, can you imagine? I mean, it would be quite an extraordinary thing [f a gay actor was cast]. Of course, I would like to see that.
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“I really believe that we should be working towards a world where anyone can play anything and it would be really thrilling if it didn’t matter about someone’s sexuality to take on a role like this.
“I think that would be real progress. But we’ll see, we’ll see where we’re at.
“I’m amazed by how much has changed just in the last five or six years, so we’ll see.”
There has also been a discussion among fans about who the next 007 should be. Some have said they would like to see a black actor take on the iconic role and others have suggested it could be a woman.
Whishaw, who is openly gay, didn’t put himself forward for the role. However, he suggested Bridgertons Jonathan Bailey, or Beauty and the Beast’s Luke Evans would both be a good fit.
He explained: “They’re actors who it seems would be really capable of doing it and would be ideal casting. And it would be thrilling to see either of them do it.”
No Time To Die hits cinemas on September 30.
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