NO TIME TO DIE Stars Lashana Lynch & Ana de Armas Discuss Bringing BOND Into The #MeToo Age

NO TIME TO DIE Stars Lashana Lynch & Ana de Armas Discuss Bringing BOND Into The #MeToo Age

NO TIME TO DIE Stars Lashana Lynch & Ana de Armas Discuss Bringing BOND Into The #MeToo Age

In a new interview, James Bond franchise newcomers Lashana Lynch and Ana de Armas discuss No Time To Die and doing their part to modernize 007. We also have some stunning shots from their THR photoshoot.

With a few possible exceptions (Eva Green's Vesper Lynd, for example), James Bond movies have never been particularly interested in giving their "Bond Girls" much to do beyond being eye candy, but that's set to change with the upcoming 25th entry in the long-running franchise.

No Time To Die will be the first entry in the series to land in a #MeToo and Time's Up world, and, with that in mind, Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge was hired to bring a fresh female perspective to the film’s script - something which seems to have benefited the new characters played by Lashana Lynch and Ana de Armas.

"I very literally squealed when I first heard her name," says Lynch, who played Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel. "I thought, 'Oh my gosh, British girl just like me. She's going to know how to actually take care of women onscreen.' " 

Director Carey Fukunaga and producer Barbara Broccoli were clearly aware of the need to modernize the franchise in this regard, and reportedly worked with both Lynch and de Armas to create a "new type of female Bond character."

We still don't know a whole lot about Paloma (de Armas) and Nomi (Lynch), but the latter is rumored to have inherited the 007 mantle from Bond when the story kicks off. We don't get confirmation of that here, but it definitely sounds like the mysterious secret agent is going to have a very prominent role.

"It's pretty obvious that there is an evolution in the fact that Lashana is one of the main characters in the film and wears the pants — literally. I wear the gown. She wears the pants," says de Armas.

Head on over to THR for more, and be sure to check out some photos from Lynch and de Armas' shoot with the mag by hitting the view list button below.

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