Perfect Female James Bond: 3 actresses who should play 007
I can understand and even sympathize with hardened Bond fans not wanting to hear a word about a female James Bond But an actress in the role might be upon us sooner than we think.
Heavily favoured Bond prospect Idris Elba, believes there are very capable actresses who can play 007 to resounding success.
Not everyone shares his point of view though. I mean it is an Iconic role that requires one to be tough, but sleek, hard as nails yet compassionate. A die hard saviour of the good, plus equally deadly and merciless to the bad. Several actors have played this role to legendary proportions, and in return have gained cult status amongst Bond fans.
In the face of this incredible legacy, and track record, some might start to believe it an uphill task for most women. Some might feel that even an actress of great talent and skill, might not be able to fill those giant shoes of predecessors.
However I must point out that regardless of the role being played by an actor or actress, to convincingly and satisfactorily pull off the Bond role is one of the hardest jobs an actor can ever encounter in Hollywood.
It is extremely physical and mentally demanding. Although it is highly sought after by many, only very few can actually deliver the goods in a way that really counts.
But Back in 2015, there was a brief period of time when it appeared like Hollywood heartthrob Idris Elba might become the new Bond.
It was so intense, especially after the public lapped up the idea with such excitement. For the next one year, questions on 007 dogged the actor wherever he went until he was forced to start coming up with weird excuses for not taking on the role. He was consistently asked about it by fans, by reporters, and all. That was how the rumor got so big and ridiculous, it probably ended up destroying any atom of a chance Elba had of playing the famous super spy.
3 actresses who could play 007
As interesting as that sounds, fans might actually need a moment to digest this rather intriguing but drastic bit of change to the seven decade old character. Wonder what Bond creator Ian Fleming will make of that. Ha!
“Are we interested in having a Bond character other than being a male? It could be a woman—could be a black woman, could be a white woman,” he said. “Do something different with it. Why not?”
In addition, Quantico, Hollywood/Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra also expressed interest in the role. After it was suggested she would make a great Bond Girl in an interview with Complex. She agreed that she would make a super 007.
But for now, male or female, all interesting and interested parties must hold on, for the current and extremely popular male Bond: Daniel Craig, who has played the role for the last 13 years. The latest Bond which has been filmed and ready is titled “No time to die” and Craig is onboard to dazzle us one last time.