George Lazenby, the former James Bond actor, has supported the notion of having a woman play the infamous spy role.
The actor who starred in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was asked about who he feels should take over from Daniel Craig as Bond. Lazenby admitted that he would rather see a woman take over from Craig than another man. The notion of a female Bond has been a hot topic for the last year and so hearing Lazenby speak in support of the idea is exciting.
“I would rather see a woman on screen than a man, so it might be a good idea having a woman play James Bond… Jane Bond,” Lazenby told The Sun. “I think it’s a good idea. I mean, why not?
He continued: “There’s an Australian actress who’s over here that I was just listening to on the television today, Margot Robbie. She would be good. She’s ballsy. She comes across like she’s very confident… if you can pull that off, people will believe you.”
He also suggested that female martial arts champions would be a good place to look for the next Bond. He quipped: “Some UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) fighters are women. They’re capable. I wouldn’t like to meet one in a dark alley.”
The upcoming James Bond feature No Time To Die is scheduled to hit cinemas on November 25.