Call her Dr. No.
Rachel Weisz, the wife of James Bond actor Daniel Craig, isn’t interested in a female 007 — she’d rather see women get dynamic characters who are entirely their own.
“(Creator Ian) Fleming devoted an awful lot of time to writing this particular character, who is particularly male and relates in a particular way to women,” Weisz told British newspaper The Telegraph.
“Why not create your own story rather than jumping on to the shoulders and being compared to all those other male predecessors?” she continued. “Women are really fascinating and interesting and should get their own stories.”
Many fans clamored for a female Bond after Craig told Timeout in 2015 that he’d rather “slash (his) wrists” than return as 007 at that moment.
Gillian Anderson, who starred in “The X-Files,” is among the actresses who fans suggested they’d like to see in the role, while Priyanka Chopra said in 2016 she doesn’t want to play a Bond girl.
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“I get that all the time,” she told Complex at the time. “But f–k that — I wanna be Bond.”
Despite his remarks, Craig ultimately committed last year to playing the British superspy at least once more. His fifth Bond film is due out in November 2019.
Craig did suggest to Stephen Colbert, however, that the next Bond movie will be his last.
“I just want to go out on a high note,” he told the talk show host. “I can’t wait.”