‘It’s no longer James Bond’: Roger Moore’s son Jaffa argues agent 007 should never be played by a woman
With fans wondering who will be cast as the next James Bond, Roger Moore’s son says it shouldn’t be a woman.
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Since Daniel Craig left the James Bond franchise in 2021, fans have been wondering and speculating about who will carry on his legacy. There has also been speculation and discussion concerning whether the next James Bond could be a woman.
Roger Moore, who played James Bond from 1973 to 1985, passed away in 2017, but his son, Jaffa Moore, has since weighed in on the debate.
According to Jaffa, James Bond should only be played by a man on screen.
“Well, then it’s no longer James Bond,” he told The Express.
“I mean, she could be 006, 008, or 009…”
Jaffa added that Bond writers and producers could create a ‘Jane or Jemima Bond’ character for a female lead.
Jaffa is not the only one to believe that James Bond should remain male. After No Time To Die premiered in 2021, both Daniel Craig and his co-star Ana de Arnas said that James Bond should continue to be played by a man.
However, all agreed that the James Bond franchise should have substantial roles for women alongside the main character.
In an interview with Radio Times, Daniel Craig said: “There should simply be better parts for women and actors of colour.
“Why should a woman play James Bond when there should be a part just as good as James Bond, but for a woman?”
Ana de Armas said in an interview: “What I would like is that the female roles in the Bond films, even though Bond will continue to be a man, are brought to life in a different way. That they’re given a more substantial part and recognition. That’s what I think is more interesting than flipping things.”
Casting rumours regarding who will be the next James Bond continue to swirl with no-one really sure who will take on the role or whether they will be male or female.