A first in the history of James Bond. The famous British spy, played so far by Daniel Graig, will be played by black actress Lashana Lynch.
The next agent 007 will be a woman. Actress Lashana Lynch has just confirmed the information. In the next Saga film, “ To die can wait », We will see a handover of power. The famous spy James Bond, played by Daniel Craig, forced into exile, will give up his coveted number to Nomi, the new secret agent played by Lynch.
Misogynistic and racist reactions
The news had a bombshell effect. The interpreter of Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel, having suffered many sexist and racist comments, confided in a recent interview for the American magazine Harper’s Bazaar, to have refused to play this role, because she did not want to end up “in the ‘shadow of a man’ before being reassured by director Cary Joji Fukunaga and producer Barbara Broccoli.
Lynch explains that she even deleted her social media for a week and took some time for herself to meditate to take stock. Not letting herself be discouraged, the actress sees this wave of hatred as an excellent way to change things: ” I’m part of something that will be very revolutionary She declared.
A few years ago, rumors were circulating about the possibility of introducing diversity to the franchise. British actor of Ghanaian origin Idriss Elba had long been expected to use the features of the spy created by Ian Fleming, before he retracted following ultra-racist reactions.
The Daily Mail had however clarified a year ago that “Bond remains Bond” and the number 007 can be associated with any MI6 agent. There is therefore no question for the moment that Lashana Lynch succeeds Daniel Craig at the head of the saga. A new James Bond will have to be chosen to succeed the British actor.