Rachel Weisz has revealed she doesn’t think there should be a female James Bond.
Speaking to The Telegraph, the actress said women should bypass the role of 007 in favour of “their own stories”.
She said: “[Bond author Ian Fleming] devoted an awful lot of time to writing this particular character, who is particularly male and relates in a particular way to women.
“Why not create your own story rather than jumping on to the shoulders and being compared to all those other male predecessors? Women are really fascinating and interesting and should get their own stories.”
Rachel Weisz is married to Daniel Craig, who has played Bond in Casino Royal, Skyfall and Spectre. Craig will also star in the next Bond outing.
Meanwhile, Weisz has been busy working on several film projects of her own, many of which are adapted from books written by women, featuring strong female leads.
Last year, she played the titular character in an adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s My Cousin Rachel opposite Sam Claflin.
She’s also starring in upcoming movie Disobedience, based on a novel of the same name by Women’s Prize for Fiction winner Naomi Alderman.
It follows a Jewish women who returns to London after her father dies. She rekindles a love affair with her former best friend, played by Rachel McAdams.
Oh, and she’s currently in The Mercy, which is in cinemas now.
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