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James Bond actor Daniel Craig has said that he'd be happy for a woman to replace him in the coveted role.
Having confirmed he won't be returning for any future films after his fifth movie as 007 comes out.
Speaking to The Mirror, the 46-year-old actor said he thinks it's time for the role to be broadened.
He said: "I think that everybody should be considered. Also for women and for African-Americans, there should be great parts anyway, across the board."
When appearing at the cast launch of Bond 25, he also commented that the womanising character will be portrayed differently.
In the wake of movements such as #MeToo, it's not surprising that producers have decided to keep up with the times and get away from the traditional James Bond.
Support for Craig's theory comes from former 'Bond girl' Madeliene smith, who played Italian agent Miss Caruso in Live and Let Die.
Speaking on This Morning to Phil and Holly, Smith said: "I cannot see any reason why ultimately, a woman, a lady, a girl, cannot play the James Bond character."
Smith, who appeared alongside Roger Moore in the 1973 film, continued: "What would a woman bring to the role? Sensitivity. Sex. I don't necessarily advocate having a woman... but times have changed. Women play a far greater role now. They've emerged from the darkness and the dark ages."
However, for anyone getting all offended by the prospect of a female 007, James Bond producer, Barbara Broccoli has stated she doesn't think it will happen
Speaking to The Guardian last year, she said: "Bond is male. He's a male character. He was written as a male and I think he'll probably stay as a male.
"And that's fine. We don't have to turn male characters into women. Let's just create more female characters and make the story fit those female characters."
Piers Morgan is set to discuss it on tomorrow's Good Morning Britain, so I doubt it's the last we'll be hearing of this story.
Daniel Craig says next James Bond should be a woman, Simon Cowell's turned Vegan, Brexit's still a basket case & pipsqueak lefties are going nuts about Trump's state visit to the UK.
Yep, it's time I was back on air.
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- Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 28, 2019
Bond 25 is confirmed to feature Oscar winner Rami Malek as the movie's villain and is set for release on 8 April 2020.
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