Pierce Brosnan thinks it’s time for a woman to play the role of James Bond.
The actor who previously played the role said this amid rumour that Lashana Lynch is set to take over as the next 007 from Daniel Craig in the upcoming No Time to Die installment.
“Yes!’ Brosnan said of the prospect of a female Bond, per THR. “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,” he said.
However, he expressed doubt that the change will play out on screen under the current producers. “I don’t think that’s going to happen with the Broccolis. I don’t think that is going to happen under their watch,” he said.
As for how the franchise should approach the seductive spy character in the #MeToo era, Brosnan said Bond will have to change with the times.
“Without question, yes… The #MeToo movement has been relevant and significant and well needed in our society, so they’ll have to address that,” he said.