“No Time To Die” Star Ana de Armas Shares Her Thoughts on Female James Bond

Ana de Armas at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Ana de Armas at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Photo by Shutterstock (10518833uf)

The conversations about the possibility of casting a female James Bond never seem to end and Anna de Armas is the latest actress to share her opinion on the subject. The star of the latest film in the franchise, No Time to Die, believes that “there’s no need for a female Bond.”

De Armas thinks Bond should stay male because there shouldn’t be any need to steal someone else’s character and gender-swapping him isn’t the best way to improve this popular franchise.

“What I would like is that the female roles in the Bond films, even though Bond will continue to be a man, are brought to life in a different way. That they’re given a more substantial part and recognition. That’s what I think is more interesting than flipping things,” she told The Sun.

Daniel Craig expressed a similar opinion when asked if James Bond should be female. Earlier this year, he told Radio Times that “there should simply be better parts for women and actors of color” in the franchise, instead of changing the character’s gender.

Anna de Armas starred alongside Craig in his last outing as James Bond, No Time to Die, playing a Cuban CIA agent Paloma. She’s currently starring in the action thriller The Gray Man alongside Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans, and we’ll get to see her play Marylin Monroe in Blonde later this year.