Pierce Brosnan says he’s very open to lady James Bond, but likely won’t happen
Actor Pierce Brosnan said that playing James Bond is a career highlight, but thinks the iconic British spy should be played by a woman.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Brosnan said it was time for men to get out of the way.
“Yes!” Brosnan said to the magazine of the prospect of a female Bond. “I think we’ve watched the guys do it for the last 40 years. Get out of the way, guys, and put a woman up there. I think it would be exhilarating, it would be exciting.”
Daniel Craig resumed the role in the upcoming “No Time to Die” installment, set to open April 8, but there are rumors that Lashana Lynch could take over as the next 007, according to the magazine.
Bronson said of his four Bond movies, “James Bond has a certain significance and a deep pride. I will be asked about him until my dying days — it just goes with the territory. He’s a beloved character. I was honored to play the role and I rejuvenated a franchise that had been dormant.”
Brosnan also spoke about the Bond franchise at a press event at the Deauville Film Festival in France where he was getting an honor.
He said that as far as a change in the Bond character, he actually doesn’t believe it will happen with the current producers.
During a press event, he said, “I’m very open to a lady James Bond should they wish to do that. But I don’t think the family… The Broccolis (who own the characters and franchise) would let that happen… I don’t think that it will happen.”