There’s no doubt Daniel Craig is a household name these days. Although Craig has starred in other movies, his most famous role is playing James Bond.
The actors who played “007” in the movies have gotten great acclaim and fame since the 60s. Pierce Brosnan held the role of “James Bond” before Craig. It’s a huge role indeed, and Craig has done it justice.’
He has always led a relatively private life, and unlike other A-listers, he doesn’t like being in the spotlight after he’s finished filming. However, he’s previously talked about his love for his family and wife.
They have a daughter together. Craig has been married to actress Rachel Weisz since 2011. From his previous relationship with Fiona Loudon, Craig has a daughter.
He and Weisz kept their romance and marriage under wraps for a long time. He keeps his life and thoughts private for a long time, but he shares them once.
The actor recently opened up about how he doesn’t think a woman should play James Bond. If Craig doesn’t continue as Bond, there have been multiple reports about women taking over, but Craig doesn’t think that should happen.
The latest Craig Bond movie, “No Time To Die,” will come out on September 30, 2021, after being postponed multiple times due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It’ll be his final Bond movie, according to GQ. Craig says there was chaos while filming, such as Danny Boyle quitting, Craig getting injured, and an explosion on set.
Craig felt emotional about leaving this chapter of his life behind when he completed filming and took his final bow as Bond. After his final scene, Craig recalled, “I had a whole speech prepared in my head that I couldn’t get out.”
Since Craig is leaving James Bond behind, there is a lot of speculation about who will take over. There were a few people who thought it was finally time for a woman to be Bond, but this didn’t go over well. According to Craig in an interview with Radio Times, women “deserve their own parts just as good.”
In his opinion, there should be more roles for women and actors of color. He went on to say “Why should a woman play James Bond when a woman could play the same role just as well?” I think this is a good question to ask when choosing the next Bond actor.
In recent months, the idea that a woman should play James Bond has gained traction, especially in the light of the #MeToo movement that brought forward past Bond actors who spoke out on the sexism they faced. It was “Die Another Day” actress Halle Berry as well as producer Barbara Broccoli who spoke out, according to ELLE.
Pierce Brosnan himself was in favor of a female Bond, saying, “I think we’ve been watching guys do it for 40 years,” as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. “Get out of the way, guys, and put a woman up there. I think it would be fun.”
In the new Bond movie, British actor Lashana Lynch will assume Bond’s 007 identity, which has also led to rumors that the next Bond might be a woman.
According to Lynch to the Guardian, Bond could be either a man or a woman. It doesn’t matter whether they are white, black, Asian, or mixed race. There is no age limit. In the end, even if a two-year-old were to play Bond, everyone would flock to the cinema to see what he will do, wouldn’t they?”’
According to Harper’s Bazaar, Broccoli has made her views clear: “I feel like Bond is a man. We have to make movies about women, but we have to create female characters instead of just turning a male character into a woman for gimmicks,” she said during an interview on “Good Morning Britain” in 2019. This goes to show that there likely won’t be a female James Bond in the future.