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Halle Berry: "James Bond should never be a woman"

UNSURE: Halle Berry

ACTRESS HALLE Berry has said she doesn’t believe James Bond could ever be played by a woman in a film.

The former Bond Girl claimed it wouldn’t be right to change the gender of the fictional 007 agent, and instead suggested creating a new female character.

BOND GIRL: Halle Berry

“I want [women] to be tough but I don't know if Bond should be a woman,” she told Entertainment Tonight.

“I mean, that series is steeped in history, you know Ian Fleming's stories. I don't think you can change Bond to a woman.”

Berry, who played a Bond girl in the 2002 film Die Another Day, suggested:

“We can create a new Bond character that's a woman, and give her a new name, based on that theory, but I don't know if Bond should be a woman.”

According to the Evening Standard, Berry's comments come days after it was reported that Cara Delevingne is “in talks” to star as a Bond girl in the upcoming film, which is set for release in November 2019.

POTENTIAL: Cara Delevingne

Delevingne addressed the rumours on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show, telling host Nick Grimshaw that she would be interested in the role. She said:

“Everyone's saying I'm meant to be a Bond girl but I'm like, 'No — I'm working on the James Bond aspect first.' I wouldn't mind being a Bond girl but I'm going for James.”

French director Yann Demange is reportedly the current frontrunner to direct the next instalment in the popular spy franchise.

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