Actress Lashana Lynch, who will be starring in the upcoming James Bond film No Time to Die, has refuted speculations that she may take the franchise as a lead in future installments.
“No! I do not want you! She told The Guardian in an interview.
The 33-year-old actor could be the next Bond anyone: male or female, young or old, from any race.
“We are in a position where the industry has to give the audience just what they want. They are actually giving the audience what they want to give the audience.
“With Bond, it’s either male or female. They can be white, black, Asian, mixed race. They can be young or old. Said the star.
Lynch played Bond’s iconic MI6 agent Nomi, who inherited the iconic number 007, with Daniel Craig in his final appearance as franchise lead.
Her comments came at a time when actors, including Tom Hardy, Idris Elba and Tom Hiddleston, were frequent nominees for the next Bond role.
Speaking about her role in Nomi, the actor said that the makers are looking for someone who can match Bond.
“… who can stand and be vocal and straightforward and strong and manipulate the weapon, manage himself and not take any cr ** from anyone.
“Then, when it came out, she became a very complex, free-spirited, open-minded voice human, who brought a very good twist to MI6,” Lynch added.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that No Time to Die is the longest film in franchise history, which has sparked some reaction from fans.
Directed by Carrie Joji Fukuna, the film also stars Lee Sedoux, Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, Ben Visakha, Naomi Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz and Ralph Fiennes.
You Time to Die is set to release in UK theaters on September 30.