Actress Rachel Weisz has thrown cold water on the idea of a woman stepping into the role of iconic British spy James Bond in future installments of the long-running film series, explaining in an interview that women deserve to have original stories and characters created specifically for them.
“[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,“ the Oscar-winning actress and wife of current Bond actor Daniel Craig told The Telegraph.
“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,” she added.
Craig has portrayed the iconic British spy in four films, including the most recently released ‘Spectre’ in 2015. (MGM/Eon Productions)