James Bond should never be played by a woman, says Halle Berry who wowed 007 fans in THAT bikini
James Bond should never be played by a woman, says Halle Berry who wowed 007 fans in THAT bikini
Halle doesn’t think Bond can be played by a woman (Image: Getty)

Halle Berry doesn’t think there should ever be a female James Bond . The former Bond girl, 50, has said the character is “steeped in history” and should always be played by a man.

She said: “I want women to be tough but I don’t know if Bond should be a woman. I mean, that series is steeped in history, you know from Ian Fleming’s stories. I don’t think you can change Bond to a woman.

 “We can create a new Bond character that’s a woman, and give her a new name, based on that theory, but I don’t know if Bond should be a woman.”

Halle played NSA agent Giacinta ‘Jinx’ Johnson alongside 007 Pierce Brosnan in the 2002 Bond movie ‘Die Another Day’. Ian Fleming created James Bond in 1953 since then the agent with the licence to kill has been portrated by seven actors in 26 films but never by a female.

Halle in 2002’s ‘Die Another Day’ (Image: Reuters)
 
Berry as Jinx along side Pierce Brosnan (Image: Warner Brothers)
 
Halle says there’s too much ‘history’ surrounding Bond to change the character’s gender (Image: Reuters)

Recently Cara Delevigne said she would only be interested in being in a Bond film if she could play the lead character.

The model 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. It’s time for a female Doctor Who,” Delevingne told BBC, “and it’s time for a female James Bond.”

 
Cara Delevigne has said ‘it’s time for a female James Bond’ (Image: Getty)
 
Daniel Craig is the current James Bond (Image: PA)
 
Jodie Whittaker recently became the first ever female Dr Who (Image: PA)

Daniel Craig, who has played Bond since 2007’s Casino Royale , is returning for one more film as James Bond in 2019. The BBC announced last month that they had cast Jodie Whittaker as the first ever female Dr Who.