Gillian Anderson Addresses Bond Rumors

Gillian Anderson London By David Levene 29/1/15

Earlier this year, rumors spread regarding Gillian Anderson as a potential replacement for Daniel Craig in future James Bond films. She joins the ranks of Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston, Emily Blunt and Damian Lewis, amongst others, who’ve been considered a potential candidate for the position. Though The X-Files veteran has expressed interest in the iconic role, most notably tweeting a photoshopped 007 poster with herself in the center, she hasn’t addressed the proposition — until now.

Promoting the newest season of her BBC Two series The Fall, Anderson spoke about the possibility of becoming the most famous secret agent in the world.

Here’s what Anderson had to say when asked if she could reinvent the classic character.

Not necessarily. I think maybe we can reinvent what Bond is. Maybe he doesn’t have to fit into that paradigm. But it was flattering. It was a fun little thing that ran for a little while.

With Craig seemingly uninterested in returning to the role, who will play 007 in the newest movie is anyone’s guess. Anderson isn’t invested just yet, but she’s not turning down the high-profile job either. But in any case, whether it’s Craig, Anderson or someone else in the role, expect to see Bond return to the screen in the near future.

Source: Buzzfeed

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  • Nathan_12thMan

    Gender and race bending obviously has it’s place…but this seems too far. I’d love to see her introduced as say… 006 or 003 or whatever 00 position is open and her be an awesome, kick-ass, powerful, multi-dimensional female 00 agent who teams up with Bond for a bit and if she is a big hit with fans and critics (like Furiosa in Mad Max Fury Road) then she can spin-off the James Bond franchise with her own character. But gender bending JAMES Bond? No…that’s stupid and here’s why: http://qz.com/691563/jane-bond-is-a-dumb-idea-hollywood-should-just-write-better-roles-for-women/

    Create a new role for her, that can be in the James Bond universe (a 00 agent or a really awesome, meaty villain role) or it can be in it’s own universe like “Bourne” is, like “Salt” is, like many movies have.

  • Axxell

    She’s not even British.

    • Jason Scarpelli

      She has a fluent British accent.

  • flavortang

    What? lol

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