British actress Cara Delevingne has her mind set on starring in an upcoming James Bond movie….but she doesn’t want to be a Bond Girl, she’s gunning for the starring role.
“Everyone’s saying I’m meant to be a Bond girl but I’m like, ‘no — I’m working on the James Bond aspect first.’ I wouldn’t mind being a Bond girl but I’m going for James,” she told BBC Radio in a recent interview. The interviewer pointed out the gender barrier had finally fallen in Doctor Who, and Delevingne implied that was what inspired her to go for it. “It’s time for a female Doctor Who, and it’s time for a female James Bond.”
It had been already established, however, that a Time Lord regenerating into a different gender was fully possible. And James Bond doesn’t belong to the species that regenerates, at least as far as we know. There’s also the fact that “James” isn’t one of those names that can be used on anyone.
However, continuity between Bond’s adventures has been light at best. If the series decides to go Fionna and Cake and flip everything around with a female Bond, a female villain, a Bond Boy and all, well….why not at this point?
It doesn’t mean any of this will happen. It just means Delevingne would like it to. She would have to wait a while. The next Bond film is due out in 2019 and Daniel Craig is already confirmed to be taking on the role once again.