James Bond is usually accompanied by beautiful women in each 007 movie. Those Bond Girls tend to die before the end of their respective films. Cara Delevingne doesn’t just want to “settle” for being a Bond Girl. She wants to be the MI6 agent herself.
Delevingne recently spoke to BBC Radio. In the interview, she said:
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.
Doctor Who‘s recent casting of Jodie Whitaker in the role of the Doctor has inspired many fans, while frustrating others. The traditionally male character first debuted in 1963, one year after Dr. No hit cinemas. The two characters have appeared on our screens for almost as long, and this may signal that even Bond could one day be a woman.
The topic of casting a woman in a traditionally male role is a hot one – but not a new one. I am thinking back to Katee Sackhoff becoming Starbuck in Battlestar Galactica. In the original 1978 TV series, Dirk Benedict played Starbuck and certainly never had a tense romance with Apollo.
After Whitaker was announced as the 13th Doctor, many fans cheered the decision as forward-thinking and progressive. Others called it a travesty and complete disregard of who the character is meant to be. I can only imagine how polarized fans of 007 would be if James Bond ever became Jane Bond. Either way, it would have to wait until at least 2019, when Daniel Craig is set to make his last appearance as 007.
Cara Delevingne only recently made the switch from modeling to acting. She played Enchantress in Suicide Squad and Laureline in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Both of those films have had their troubles. Nevertheless, Delevingne’s popularity is on the rise, with some decent geek cred as well.
What do you geeks think about Delevingne or another woman taking on the role of the iconic secret agent? Sound off in the comments, and please be nice to each other!