Bond. James Bond.
Daniel Craig's last movie as James Bond.
Daniel Craig's last movie as James Bond also starring Ana De Armas.
Sorry... lost myself for a moment there. We don't really know a lot about the latest James Bond movie, Cary Joji Fukunaga's No Time to Die yet, given that they've only just finished wrapping principal photography.
But that doesn't stop everyone guessing, and eagerly awaiting news on the latest (actually, the 25th) instalment on this well-loved franchise.
Everyone's now turned to new Bond girl Anna de Armas, who recently spoke up about her role in No Time to Die.
Here's what she had to say about her character, Paloma, via the LA Times:
"I wouldn’t say she’s ordinary, because when she needs to perform her job, she does. But [she] is flawed. She says what she feels, she’s nervous, she’s scared. It’s human. When I read it, I was like, ‘Oh, wait — I can be a Bond girl. I’m that. I’m that messy.’ That’s what felt so attractive, on top of what she’s actually doing in the story, which is another step toward giving women a more powerful and strong place in the films."
I'm all for stronger female roles in films, and her character already sounds human, relatable, and... actually quite loveable already. Gone are the days when all Bond producers really wanted was a cardboard cut-out character in a bikini.
Down with the patriarchy! Let's have some flawed. badass, real-woman... realness.
I personally can't wait to see what De Armas does with this character, especially after her role in Blade Runner 2049, where she played Joi - a 'can she really feel or is it all just clever programmable' type that just kept things all the more interesting.
Come back for more of the latest... when we have it!