Last week during the press interviews for Spectre Daniel Craig said that he’d be open to there being a female James Bond at some future date and time, but said he can’t see it happening in his life time.
Roger Moore, who played the character for 7 movies during the 1970’s and 80’s doesn’t agree and thinks that Bond should always be a heterosexual male.
Moore said that “It is simply about being true to the character.”
While talking to the Daily Mail Moore said that political correctness should not come into it when casting the Entertainment Worlds most loved secret agent.
“I have heard people talk about how there should be a lady Bond or a gay Bond,” he commented. “But they wouldn’t be Bond for the simple reason that wasn’t what Ian Fleming wrote.
“It is not about being homophobic or, for that matter, racist – it is simply about being true to the character.”
Moore is no stranger to being somewhat outspoken when it comes to 007. He recently commented that Idris Elba would not be right for the role, but later said he was taken out of context.
Daniel Craig recently called Bond a “misogynist”, adding: “A lot of women are drawn to him chiefly because he embodies a certain kind of danger and never sticks around for too long.”
All this aside. There have been a few roles traditionally played by men that have underwent the gender bend in recent years. One notable turning point was when Ron Moore changed the sex of Starbuck, Boomer and Cain into women for his reboot of ‘Battlestar Galactica’, but most recent is HG Wells turning up as a woman in the cult favorite ‘Warehouse 13’.
If well written it can work, but given that Bond was written as a mans man who inhabits a mans world. I can’t see him ever working as a woman unless it was done purely as a satirical comedy skit.