It would be a sign of progress to see a gay man playing James Bond
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More men have been to the moon than they have said the words “The name’s Bond, James Bond” in the movies. But since No time to die will be Daniel Craig’s last outing as 007, we’re sure Bond producers and the powers that be are already wondering who should get a license to kill next.
Will it be Idris Elba? Will it be Henry Cavill? Both would be great choices, but Ben Whishaw, who has played the role of Q since 2012 Fall from the sky, think it would be a sign of progress for a gay man to play 007.
Speaking to Attitude about the prospect of a gay playing James Bond, Whishaw said, “My God, can you imagine? I mean, that would be a pretty amazing thing. Of course I would love to see that. .
“I really believe we should be working towards a world where anyone can play anything and it would be really exciting if someone’s sexuality didn’t matter to play a role like this. thinks that would be real progress, but we’ll see, we’ll see where we are.
“I’m amazed at how much that has changed over the past five or six years, so we’ll see.”
When asked who exactly he would like to see in the role, Whishaw revealed that he would like to either The beauty and the Beast actor Luke Evans or BridgertonBreakout star Jonathan Bailey to star, claiming that they are both “wonderful actors”.
“These are two actors who it looks like would really be able to do it and would make an ideal cast. And it would be exciting to see either of them do it,” Whishaw said.
“I wonder if either of them would like it – because it’s not just the demands of the role, but it’s like the demands of being Bond in the world and what that symbolizes and how that would change your life.”
As well as asking Whishaw who else he would like to see play Bond, Attitude also asked the 40-year-old actor if he had ever been thought of for 007. However, some men were born to be Bond and others. are more of a Q, but, as he pointed out, there is room for both types of men and male identities on the big screen.
“I think it was obvious to me that I’m not a Bond material, and I’m luckily not, like, I’m happy as a Q.
“But I don’t think I am [Bond material]. And I think it’s cool.
“I think it’s important that there is a range of male or male identities; that we don’t all have to be the Bond type, you know?
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