Most Hollywood stars are salivating at the thought of a female James Bond sliding into the spotlight after actor Daniel Craig plays the womanizing character for one last time in “Bond 25.”
But not all actresses are on board for a female 007. Speaking to Uproxx, “Gone Girl” star Rosamund Pike veered from the uncreative feminist train of thought that women must remake every film in existence with a male lead and stated the obvious: the iconic James Bond character is entirely masculine and, besides, women shouldn’t get “sloppy seconds,” but create their own badass characters instead.
“I’d just say write a new story,” said Pike. “James Bond is a character that Ian Fleming created. Of course the brand has become bigger and whatever, but take one of the Bond Girls and give her her own story. I think the character of James Bond is a man. He is really.”
“To have such a character in a completely independent series, why should a woman get sort of sloppy seconds?” she asked. “Why should she have once been a man and now it has to be played by a woman? Why not make a kick-ass female agent in her own right?” – READ MORE