Producer Barbara Broccoli is in no mood to transform the gender of the legendary character James Bond. She has ruled out the possibility of a female James Bond saying that instead of giving a gender switch to iconic characters, there should be more such parts written for women.
"Bond is male. He's a male character. He was written as a male and I think he'll probably stay as a male," Broccoli told The Guardian. "And that's fine. We don't have to turn male characters into women. Let's just create more female characters and make the story fit those female characters," she added.
Earlier this year, actor Rosamund Pike, who featured in the 2002 Bond film Die Another Day, had offered a similar opinion about the famed British spy. "I think the character of James Bond is a man. Why not make a kick-ass female agent in her own right?" she had said.
For those unversed, James Bond is a fictional British Secret Service agent created by writer Ian Flem in 1953.
(With PTI inputs)
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