When it comes to an article about James Bond and females, for a picture I can think of nothing better than Famke Janssen’s character from GoldenEye.
Anyway, earlier in the comments section of the article on Matt Damon appearing in tracing paper feminist movie Ocean’s 8, we were joking that the next thing would be a female James Bond.
But now British Prime Minister Theresa May has backed calls for a woman to play James Bond, revealing she was looking forward to watching Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor Who on Christmas Day. The prime minister said she enjoyed watching the BBC programme and heralded the decision to give the iconic role to Whittaker as “girl power”.
“I do like watching Doctor Who at Christmas,” she told reporters on board her RAF Voyager plane en route to give a festive address to troops at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus. But isn’t May the leader of the ‘Conservative Party’, which prides itself on traditional cultural ideals? What the hell is the world coming to?
However, Christoph Waltz has taken exception to the calls for a female Bond (which May did not start, they’ve been gaining traction for a while now). Speaking with Mr Porter while promoting his new movie Downsizing, the Bond villain seemed to think the move would be ridiculous.
Waltz said: “Why? Because [Italian feminist writer] Oriana Fallaci said so?
“Come on. Have your own movie if you want. Why does it have to be James Bond? “What would be her first name? Jemima? My answer is decidedly not.” Careful, Waltz, you might find yourself on the receiving end of a petition.