Lea Seydoux dismisses idea of a female James Bond
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Lea Seydoux thinks introducing a female James Bond is a terrible idea.

The 36-year-old actress has reprised the role of Dr Madeleine Swann for the new Bond movie, 'No Time To Die', and Lea has dismissed the idea of the money-spinning film franchise being helmed by a female character.

Lea - who previously starred in 2015's 'Spectre' - explained: "James Bond is James Bond. I don't think James Bond should be played by a woman."

The actress acknowledges that young girls need to have "strong" female role models.

However, Lea also believes that a female spy should lead another film franchise and not the Bond series.

She told Sky News: "It's important for young girls ... to have a good example of strong women - maybe they could do a female spy, but it would be another film."

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Daniel Craig is playing Bond for the final time in the new movie, and he's previously argued that his replacement should not be a woman.

However, he thinks that women and people of colour should be offered similarly high-profile roles.

The 53-year-old actor - who first starred as Bond in 2006's 'Casino Royale' - recently explained: "The answer to that is very simple. 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?”

Phoebe Waller-Bridge helped to write 'No Time to Die' and Daniel admits that her influence has given the film an extra "spice".

He said: "Her influence permeates a lot of this film. She walked that fantastic line of keeping it as a thriller and being very funny.

"But Phoebe didn’t come in to change Bond. She came in to spice it up for sure, but she’s a Bond fan – she wasn’t about to take him in a different direction."

This article originally ran on celebretainment.com.

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