Pierce Brosnan who played the suave British spy in four installments says it’s time for a woman play James Bond.
The former James Bond star is very much ready for a woman to helm the successful spy franchise.
“I think we’ve watched the guys do it for the last 40 years. Get out of the way, guys, and put a woman up there. I think it would be exhilarating, it would be exciting,” the actor told The Hollywood Reporter.
“James Bond has a certain significance and a deep pride,” he added. “I will be asked about him until my dying days — it just goes with the territory. He’s a beloved character.”
But Brosnan knows that chances are slim for a woman to get the role under the stewardship on producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli,
“I don’t think that’s going to happen with the Broccolis,” he said. “I don’t think that is going to happen under their watch.”
Brosnan was, of course, referring to a statement made by Broccoli a year ago. “Bond is male. He’s a male character,” she told The Guardian. “He was written as a male and I think he’ll probably stay as a male. And that’s fine. We don’t have to turn male characters into women. Let’s just create more female characters and make the story fit those female characters.”
No Time to Die is set for an April 2020 release.