Regardless of that, it’s exciting to see that No Time To Die will be a Bond movie where the secret agent not only has to deal with a supervillain but also a fellow agent who is just as capable as him, and is perhaps out to prove that she’s a better version of 007 than he ever was. Hopefully Lynch does the character justice, and it sounds like she will, based on her comments saying how seriously she takes the responsibility.
A new interview in Harper’s Bazaar confirms that Lynch will play the new 007, saying that Nomi has replaced James Bond in the in-film universe following his retirement from active service. Lynch also took the opportunity to confirm the fact by talking about the responsibility of taking on the role. She adds that while the attacks on her from social media and other online outlets hurt, seeing her delete social media for a while, she also understands the attacks weren’t personal and that her taking on the mantle of 007, as a black woman, is about something bigger than one person. You can see her full comments below:
I am one Black woman – if it were another Black woman cast in the role, it would have been the same conversation, she would have got the same attacks, the same abuse. I just have to remind myself that the conversation is happening and that I’m a part of something that will be very, very revolutionary.