Rachel Weisz speaks onstage the 2017 IFP Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on November 27, 2017 in New York City. (Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)

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Rachel Weisz Talks About a Female James Bond

“Women are really fascinating and interesting and should get their own stories.”

Rachel Weisz doesn’t think a woman should be  cast as the role of James Bond and that instead, the emphasis should be on creating new stories revolving around women. After the release of Spectre, people questioned whether Weisz’s husband, Daniel Craig, would return to the role of the spy in popular movies. Many have said it’s time for the role to be handed to a female actor. But Weisz stressed the importance of creating roles specifically for women instead. “[Fleming] devoted an awful lot of time to writing this particular character, who is particularly male and relates in a particular way to women,“ she said, according to The Telegraph. “Why not create your own story rather than jumping on to the shoulders and being compared to all those other male predecessors? Women are really fascinating and interesting and should get their own stories.”

Craig will return for one more Bond film. Dunkirk Oscar-nominee Christopher Nolan, as well as David Mackenzie and Yann Demange have all been mentioned as possible replacements after that.

Read the full story at The Independent