Why Rachel Weisz Doesn’t Think James Bond Should Be Female

Why Rachel Weisz Doesn't Think James Bond Should Ever Be Female

Why Rachel Weisz Doesn't Think James Bond Should Ever Be Female

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The Oscar winner married to Daniel Craig has a different idea.

Rachel Weisz doesn’t want to see a woman take on the iconic role of James Bond because she would rather see a woman star in new, original stories.

"[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," Weisz told The Telegraph. "Why not create your own story rather than jumping onto the shoulders and being compared to all those other male predecessors? Women are really fascinating and interesting and should get their own stories."

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The Oscar-winning actress is of course married to Daniel Craig, who will likely reprise his role of Bond in the movie set to be released in November 2019.

While support for a female 007 has been thrown around for years, the idea generated more steam in July when Chris Hemsworth nominated his "Snow White and the Huntsman" co-star Charlize Theron to take on a female 007.

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"She scares the hell out of me," Hemsworth told W Magazine. "She could beat the shit out of me, and most villains out there. She embodies every ounce of strength and nobility and dignity and integrity that that character should have. She’s smart as hell. She’s physically able."

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