Gillian Anderson continues to drop James Bond hints during online Q&A
The actress seems more than willing to become the first female 007.
Earlier this week, actress Gillian Anderson sent Twitter into overdrive after suggesting she would be happy to play the first female James Bond.
Many dismissed the idea as a joke, however during the Tumblr Q&A session that followed, she once again brought up the possibility of playing 007.
When asked “What’s the best rumour you’ve ever heard about yourself?”, she replied “That I might play James Bond”.
Earlier this week, the actress tweeted a potential Bond poster – with her as the star – after fans began to get behind the idea on Twitter.
“It’s Bond. Jane Bond,” The X Files star wrote.
“Thanks for all the votes! (And sorry, don’t know who made poster but I love it!)”
Despite the excitement, Anderson – who later dismissed the idea as fantasy – may be up against some harsh critics if she is ever to win the role, after a host of ex-Bonds revealed they were strongly opposed to the idea of a woman ever playing 007.
Pierce Brosnan – who played the iconic spy from 1995’s GoldenEye to 2002’s Die Another Day – caused a storm when he said the role could be portrayed as gay or bisexual, despite being against the idea of a female Bond.
“James Bond is a guy, he’s all male. His name is James, his name is James Bond,” he said.
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His sentiments were echoed by classic Bond Sir Roger Moore, who is against the character being portrayed as anything other than a heterosexual, white male.
“I have heard people talk about how there should be a lady Bond or a gay Bond,” he said.
“But they wouldn’t be Bond for the simple reason that wasn’t what Ian Fleming wrote.”
Luckily, current Bond Craig could not disagree with his predecessors more.
“Anything’s possible. You can do anything as long as it’s credible and it works. It doesn’t matter.”