Eva Green, who played Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale, has voiced her opposition to the idea of a woman playing James Bond.
At the premiere of Disney’s Dumbo on Monday night, the French actress and former Bond girl discussed the possibility of using a Doctor Who-style gender flip to revitalise the eponymous role.
Speaking to Vanity Fair, she said: “I’m for women, but I really think James Bond should remain a man. It doesn’t make sense for him to be a woman.”
She added: “Women can play different types of characters, be in action movies and be superheroes, but James Bond should always be a man and not be Jane Bond. There is history with the character that should continue. He should be played by a man.”
Daniel Craig’s next outing as 007 is expected to be his last. The film, which has been plagued by delays, is currently set for release in early 2020.