Perfect Female James Bond: 3 actresses who should play 007

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. 

Should the next James Bond be a woman? As the Debate on who should play the Vodka Martini swigging spy continues to rage,  the current star of the famed role Daniel Craig seemed to have put the speculation on hold—at least until he finished filming the latest film in the franchise.
After initially quitting with an ominous statement of preferring to slash his wrists than play 007 again,  he eventually agreed to play the British Spy one last time; to the delight of fans.

But Back in 2015, there was a brief  period of time when it appeared like Hollywood heartthrob Idris Elba might become the new Bond.


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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.

But that didn’t stop the rumours. Four years later, the star is still asked about playing Bond with such frequency in fact,  that the poor man had to come up with desperate techniques to deflect the questions and the fixation on him.  He’s said he’s too old for the part, he’s forcefully rejected the role, he’s said his show Luther is actually his Bond—and now, he’s turned the Bond question on its head completely. In a new interview with Variety, Elba has put a new twist on his responses by suggesting that the next Bond be played by a woman. Yes Elba stated there are actresses who should play 007.

3 actresses who could play 007

Female James Bond

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! 

Here is Elba’s take on a female playing the role for the first time ever. 
“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?”
Without a doubt, the last two actors that played the Character, where the most commercially successful of them all, but many agree with Elba that the character—one of the most hallowed acting roles in the U.K.—is due for a 21st century overhaul.
With the suggestion out in the open,  the rumour mill spun out of control. In 2016, a fan art depicted X-Files star Gillian Anderson as the next Bond. Yes she could be Jane Bond! This got people really excited. Anderson, who happens to be American and British, and is adept at changing her accent flawlessly whenever the need arises, lapped up the idea and tweeted it with her approval, using the hashtag #NextBond.
Then followed more women coming forward. Game of Thrones actressEmilia Clarke—the mother of dragons herself!— also pitched herself to play a female James Bond.  The beloved actress said she’d love to tackle the role, which would certainly be a blockbuster treat for all the GOT fans out there.
Actresses who should play 007


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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.

Actresses who should play 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. 

But what do Celeb storm fans think? Who do you think the best female James Bond will be?  And do you think she would be able to pull off the role perfectly? I am loving Gillian Anderson at the moment —what about you?

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